Thursday, May 14, 2009

help me help you

... with a fat check, that is.

AdAge reports that the Huffington Post is willing to give a wannabe journalist a good leg up by auctioning off a HuffPo internship to the highest bidder. Last bid: $13,000. Granted, the money goes to a worthy cause, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, and a spokesperson noted that HuffPo will offer several other internships that don't require aspiring j-kids to pay to play. But still, I find the concept sick and twisted. Especially now.

Hideous enough to expect journalists to write for free -- for the, ahem, exposure -- but to ask someone to pay for the privilege? I ranted about this before. Clearly needed to follow up. bk

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