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The Daily Show explains how to make money in journalism: Feed people their own opinions

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, August 15, 2013 0:02 EDT
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The Daily Show host John Oliver and “deranged billionaire” John Hodgman on Wednesday night examined the purchase of The Washington Post by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos. Oliver observed that print journalism has been in decline. Less people were reading newspapers and companies weren’t buying ad space. Hodgman, however, said he knew how to make money in journalism. He explained that the Internet had proven that what people really want “is their own opinions fed back to them for free.”

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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