... 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