Paying Reporters for Online Traffic Could Take a Toll

How news reporters are paid has always been a matter of some puzzlement, not least among reporters themselves. That’s partly because the value of what they do is hard to put a price on. It’s partly because to what extent their work requires subject knowledge, experience, sweat and even artistry is hard to determine. And […]

A big step toward calibrated journalism

“Tacked to the newsroom walls in AOL’s downtown Manhattan headquarters are pages and pages of Web traffic data. The numbers tell the growing number of journalists who work there how well their articles are performing and—thanks to the ads that appear alongside them—who’s paying the bills.” Welcome to what AOL calls “the newsroom of the […]