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Independent Journalists Paid by Their Audiences

Christopher Allbritton’s blogging audience paid him to cover the war in Iraq. Now see the Online Journalism Review story about Joshua Micah Marshall of Talking Points Memo, whose audience sent him to cover the New Hampshire primaries. Also see First Draft by Tim Porter where Porter writes:

A new form of public journalism is taking place now, one that ironically was born in the personal journalism of blogging but has matured into a renewed emphasis of the natural connection between the journalist and his “public,” whose members, in this relationship, are also his employers.

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