Professional journalism and the lure of the free

I’d like to open Wednesday’s class with a discussion about Gage Skidmore, a 19-year-old community-college student who’s made a name for himself by taking professional-quality photos of Republican politicians and making them available for free.

I interviewed Skidmore for the Nieman Journalism Lab. Please be sure to read the comments at the end of the story — it reveals an interesting clash of mindsets.

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About Dan Kennedy

I am an associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University, and I'm using WordPress.com for my blog, Media Nation, as well as class websites.
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