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Companies Bribing Bloggers

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Matt Stephens, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member


    Really interesting read on Gawker about a company trying to pay writers for linking to companies in their stories. Also found it interesting that the company in question here has a simple template-based site with no sub pages.
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

  3. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I say bring back junkets.
  4. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Was thinking of making a separate topic for this, but it fits here (and apologies if it's a d_b):

  5. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Well-Known Member

    Don't many newspapers advertise at ballparks and stadiums?
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    It's just sad the paper has to pay Saints players to tweet about the newspaper's crappy website. BTW, the Saints site on NOLA.com is one of the worst newspaper websites I've seen.
  7. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Yes, but this is different. Direct payments for services rendered to sources. It's late at night, so don't get me started.
  8. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    I knew that wasn't a real website, but I clicked the link anyway. Just in case.
  9. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    I'm frankly surprised that it isn't. I guess even devotees of Internet porn have some standards.
  10. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Time to register some domains?
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Did anyone see the story about the Saints players who are being paid to tweet about the Times-Picayune?
  12. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Well-Known Member

    Safe to say you didn't read the thread before posting?
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