The economics of letting your audience blog somewhere else

Spotted isolated bits of chatter over the weekend about this piece from Nate Silver, who used the available public data from Quantcast and elsewhere to make some assessments of the Huffington Post’s business model when it comes to unpaid contributors and their blogs. Here’s Nate’s thesis: “Although The Huffington Post does not pay those who […]

Everything you know about online news design is wrong?

Over at Signal vs. Noise, Jason Fried explains “why the Drudge Report is one of the best designed sites on the Web.” “The Drudge Report usually leads with a “font size=+7” ALL CAPS headline in Arial. Sometimes it’s italicized. Sometimes, for something big big, he’ll cap it off with the infamous siren. [snip] Stories aren’t […]