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WTH is happening in Pittsburgh?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Inky_Wretch, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. McNuggetsMan

    McNuggetsMan Member

    Yeah until PornHub completely blew up that model. Listen to the podcast the Butterfly Effect if you want to understand what has happened to the porn industry in the last five years.
  2. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Maybe I can invent PornHub for news and become the next Bezos.
  3. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    PornHub blew up the model but at least there was a model to blow up. Newspapers gave away the store from the get go with free content.
  4. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    The porn industry... are these actors being asked to work for free “for the experience” or unlivable wages like in our business?
  5. McNuggetsMan

    McNuggetsMan Member

    I don't know. No one seems willing to pay money to watch me fuck so I have no idea what the market wages are.

    I'd be willing to bet there are more people at the Wall Street Journal/NY Times/Washington Post making solid middle class to upper middle class wages than there are porn stars making those same wages. And the complaints from porn stars about how much the bottom has fallen out mirrors a lot of the complaints here.

    I'd also say that Chaturbate/amateur porn has had a similar affect on professional porn actors that buzzfeed, bloggers, etc have had on the professional news media.

    (and I am not trying to make an argument that porn star and media member provide the same value to society. I am only making these comparisons because the "porn figured it out why can't newspapers" argument is total bullshit. Both have been destroyed by the digital transformation of the economy. The revenue models in both were completely upended)
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    For the exposure.
  7. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Makes sense that a quote gets taken out of content on a journalism board. I said Porn figured out a model to generate revenue through pay walls and subscription fees from the beginning while newspapers expected ad revenues to just magically appear on websites where the content was being given away for free. Nowhere did I say "why cant newspapers?" It's too damn late for them regardless.
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