Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Fear of the Reader

Just a quick post to link to this Salon piece, "The Readers Strike Back," by Gary Kamiya. I'll edit this post later to add my thoughts to it, but just from reading page one, I can see folks need to read it. Salon's editor-in-chief, Joan Walsh, is quoted as saying (quote pulled from within quote), "We wanted to incread our page views, reaader participation and loyalty." She's explaining why they added an open comments feature to their articles. You write something, and then you go back to look at it and see if it got attention. My initial reaction is that such an impulse shouldn't be encouraged by major media outlets - but more, again, later.

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