Friday, April 8, 2011

USA Today to give bonus based on "hits"

There is so much wrong from a journalistic standpoint with the idea of rewarding writers for the number of Internet "hits," but I don't have time to list them all now. Sensationalism and relevance come to mind just off the top of my head. Writers should be rewarded, and much better than they are now, but not based on this. (Attribution note: I found this link on Facebook, but can't remember who or when)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I applied for one online writing job as a satire writer and was told it paid $2 a post and an additional $50 if the post got a million hits.

I passed.