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Posts Tagged ‘Hamish McKenzie’

Henry Blodget Defends Slideshows

PandoMonthlyLogoPandoDaily has some fun coverage of the moderated conversation the site hosted last night in New York with Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget.

There’s Adam Penenberg‘s item, most notable for the way it recalls a 2005 New York Times op-ed written by Blodget. And there’s this separate bit of coverage from Hamish McKenzie, about portions of the conversation:

Business Insider has copped a lot of flak over its four-year existence for milking slideshows for page views. One example of such criticism: a piece I published that made fun of Nicholas Carlson’s 50-page slideshow about his first Airbnb experience.

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How Paul Carr is Aiming for 10,000 NSFWCorp Subscribers

Hamish McKenzie, a Baltimore-based reporter for PandoDaily, has an interesting look at the evolution and current state of affairs at Paul Carr‘s NSFWCorp.

Carr is about halfway towards his critical-mass subscriber goal of 10,000 for the Las Vegas based long-form journalism site. Recently, he pitched a ten-year, $200 Web-print subscription and has from the beginning of his 15-month old venture hung it on paying writers well:

Carr employs a staff of eight writers. He pays freelancers about $1 a word for online pieces, with print rates ranging between $1,000 and $5,000 a story, which can be more than 10,000 words long.

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