At what point do we recognize that the years we’ve spent chasing lower overhead have done exactly nothing to make media companies more solvent, much less to secure any kind of meaningful future for journalism in American society? Shouldn’t we take a cue from Google’s attack on the content farmers and resign from our industry’s embarrassing campaign to wring profit out of increasingly shoddy work? Is there anyone left out there who is happy with the thought that we’ve met the future, and it’s $0.28 per unique visitor?
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