HuffPost editor Stephen Hull triggers furious reaction over being ‘proud’ not to pay writers

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The Huffington Post’s UK editor-in-chief Stephen Hull has provoked a curious backlash on Twitter following an appearance on Radio 4’s Media Show. 

He was asked why he doesn’t pay writers. “I love this question,” he replied:

 

“If I was paying someone to write something because I want it to get advertising, that’s not a real authentic way of presenting copy.

“When somebody writes something for us, we know it’s real, we know they want to write it. It’s not been forced or paid for. I think that’s something to be proud of.”

 

Tweeters quickly condemned him for encouraging the tactic during a time when jobs are being cut and budding journalists struggle to financially survive. 

Below are examples of what Tweeters thought of the interview. You can read more on this link:
(Note: @edcaesar quoted Stephen Hull)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally posted on the OnlineJournalismBlog

 

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