Huffington Post turns pay to play

As the news industry continues to tank, dwindling fees have caused many to wonder when journalism (and photography) will become a pay-to-play game. Huffington Post has put another nail in the coffin of the notion of a paying career in journalism. Now, instead of just contributing to the site for free (where does that $20+ million in seed money go?), would-be Huffington Post writers can pay for the chance to be an intern at the site. The current bid is $13,000 for “two-three month[s]” interning for Huffington Post. The money raised in the auction will go to the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, and there are 125 other “celebrity experiences” up for grabs in the auction.

(via bloggasm)

One Response to “Huffington Post turns pay to play”

  1. Kori

    Ain’t nothing po’ about the Huffpo, except their labor practices.

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