Friday, February 06, 2009

Pay the Sources?

I'm reminded of the fact that colleges make a lot of money from athletic programs without paying the players (scholarships don't count as disposable income) who bring the money in. Dave Winer on sources eliminating "middle-man" journalists by sourcing themselves:
The news people talk about paying for news, but the suppliers of news, the sources, are never paid. So if we can find a way to do what reporters do, without paying reporters, then voila, we can have our news for free.

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