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by Mike Masnick


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Wait, Wasn't The Internet Killing Journalism?

from the apparently-not... dept

Yet another data point to suggest the predicted "death of journalism" that we keep hearing from the old school newspaper guys is a bit overblown, online news publisher Talking Points Memo has just announced that it's hiring seven new editorial staff. No, of course that doesn't replace all of the jobs lost at newspapers, but it does suggest that online news organizations are figuring out ways to make money and to grow.

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    Anonymous Poster, 30 Jun 2009 @ 9:14pm

    Cue newspaper defenders in 3...2...1...

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    Anonymous Coward, 30 Jun 2009 @ 9:23pm

    Cue the cue guy in 3.... 2.... 1....

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    Anonymous Coward, 30 Jun 2009 @ 9:41pm

    Cue the guy who cues the cue guy in 3...2...1...

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    Anonymous Coward, 30 Jun 2009 @ 10:03pm

    Cue combo-breaker in 3...2...1...

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    Anonymous Coward, 30 Jun 2009 @ 10:23pm

    Hey guys, what's going on?

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    zerospeaks.com, 30 Jun 2009 @ 10:39pm

    Cue the guy who doesn't know what is goin on in 3...2.... Crap I was too late!

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    Blatant Coward (profile), 30 Jun 2009 @ 11:24pm

    It's proven to work!

    With any failing business, you hire moe management to get things done!!!! Don't forget the random arm pumping.

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    Anonymous Coward, 30 Jun 2009 @ 11:46pm

    Re: It's proven to work!

    moe management moe problems

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    Mike Masnick (profile), 1 Jul 2009 @ 12:07am

    Re: It's proven to work!

    With any failing business, you hire moe management to get things done!!!! Don't forget the random arm pumping.

    Er... who said they were hiring management?

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    Anonymous Coward, 1 Jul 2009 @ 2:32am

    bullshit only if he eats regular!

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  11. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 1 Jul 2009 @ 6:00am

    Mike, the story might be complete if you identified the leanings of "talking point memo" and who is actually financing the organization.

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    Mike Masnick (profile), 1 Jul 2009 @ 10:08am

    Re:

    Mike, the story might be complete if you identified the leanings of "talking point memo" and who is actually financing the organization.

    I'm not sure what that has to do with anything. We don't identify the political leanings of anyone when it comes to business models because it's meaningless. Business models do not care about politics.

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