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Listen to Huffington Post editor explain why not paying journalists is ‘authentic’

FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit - Day 2

 

How does new journalism work? Stephen Hull, editor-in-chief of Huffington Post UK, was talking with Steve Hewlett on Radio 4’s Media Show yesterday. He was asked why the website doesn’t pay for content. His answer is remarkable:

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Posted: 18th, February 2016 | In: Key Posts, Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Financial Times writer slams Hewlett Packard over advertising threat

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When The Financial Times wrote a few words on Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman, the company’s marketing chief, Henry Gomez, was upset by the article’s tone. He threatened to stop placing he company’s ads with the newspaper, warning …

Posted: 17th, February 2016 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nigerian astronaut lost in space needs $3m to get home – could be a scam

The Anorak Inbox features this plea: Nigerian Astronaut is lost in space needs $3Million to come home

Subject: Nigerian Astronaut Wants To Come Home
Dr. Bakare Tunde
Astronautics Project Manager
National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)
Plot 555
Misau

Posted: 6th, February 2016 | In: Key Posts, Money | Comments (32) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Will non-creative professionals work for free? Watch the video and find out

Will non-creatives work for free? Toronto advertising agency Zulu Alpha Kilo asks a variety of business people if they will work like a creative does. The responses are short and ripe.

 

 

Spotter: Photographybay

Posted: 5th, February 2016 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal earn more money on match day than every other club in Europe

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Arsenal raked in more cash from match-day activities last season than every other club in Europe. The Gunners took a whopping £101.6m, beating Real Madrid (#99.9m), Barcelona (#980m) and Manchester United (#87.8m).

Given that three other clubs directly behind …

Posted: 21st, January 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Money, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: Bentley for losers

The car’s the star in the tabloids. Manchester United players love a Bentley.

Daily Mail: “Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal arrives at favourite restaurant in a Bentley”

The car’s value is not stated.

Daily Mail, December 21: …

Posted: 5th, January 2016 | In: Money, Sports, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea balls: that Jose Mourinho redundancy package in full

Jose Mourinho has been sacked as Chelsea manager. But how much did he have stuffed inside his pockets as he sauntered off?

The Mail: £10m.

 

Jose Mourinho sacked money

The Sun: £18m.

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The Express: £10-£40m.

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The Mirror: £45.5m.

 

Jose Mourinho sacked money

 

In …

Posted: 18th, December 2015 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Money, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea balls: how much it costs to sack Jose Mourinho

What would it cost Chelsea to sack Jose Mourinho?  The newspapes know.

The Daily Mail says “Roman Abramovich will be forced to pay Jose Mourinho more than £40million“.

The Mirror says sacking Mourinho “could cost £40m“.

The …

Posted: 16th, December 2015 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Money, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United staffer in nominative determinism tribunal

In “Women peep in Utd loos”, the Sun reports on Marcus King, a man who claims that whilst working at Manchester United’s training ground he was spied on by three women. “He told a a tribunal he heard sniggering outside …

Posted: 18th, November 2015 | In: manchester united, Money, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Playboy model Elizabeth Dickson wins damages for crazy golf sex stunt

Playboy golf

 

Elizabeth Dickson has won damages from Playboy Enterprises for an incident at the Playboy Golf Finals at the Industry Hills Golf Club in Industry on March 30, 2012.

Dickson’s job was to act as novelty divot. Lying face down …

Posted: 17th, November 2015 | In: Key Posts, Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Guardian criticises Gates Foundation for helping ‘for-profit companies’; takes Bill Gates’ money

Bill Melinda gates

 

Linsey McGoey has been writing about The Bill and Melina Gates Foundation for the Guardian. The article begins with a rather ghoulish view that the charity would be better were Gates dead:

Would the Gates Foundation do more

Posted: 14th, November 2015 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tesco seeks a Christmas Tree light untangler

 

Former boy scouts, listen up. Your skills are needed. Tesco is hiring “Christmas Light Untanglers”. If you are “able to untangle 3 meters of Christmas lights in under three minutes” and are “passionate about Christmas”, you can spend your …

Posted: 11th, November 2015 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Revolting marketing: UK betting firm offers odds on which footballer will come out as gay

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In the Anorak Inbox today, this missive form a desperate

A UK betting site has offered odds on which England football will come out as gay, following the news over the weekend that two Premier League footballers are set

Posted: 27th, October 2015 | In: Money, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool balls: how much Klopp is now earning at Anfield

Liverpool have appointed affable German Jurgen Klopp and the papers agree that he’s terrific.

But what’s he earning at Liverpool?

Daily TelegraphKlopp signed a three year deal worth £7 million a season.

The Times: £25m for three

Posted: 9th, October 2015 | In: Liverpool, Money, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


This London cupboard is yours to live in for £500 a month

 

For just £500 a month, you can live in a cupboard in Clapham, south London.

Alex Lomax, who travelled from Nottingham to view the property, says:

“There was a landlord and I was shown the kitchen and the under-stairs

Posted: 1st, October 2015 | In: Money, News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jermain Defoe wants a secretary to turn him into a ‘global brand’

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Sunderland FC striker Jermain Defoe is looking for a new executive personal assistant to keep his life in order. The role is “demanding“. You will take his calls, stock the fridge, build him apps and turn Jermain …

Posted: 24th, August 2015 | In: Money, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal can buy Gareth Bale but not Messi says Gunners boss

lord harrisArsenal director Philip Charles Harris, Baron Harris of Peckham, tells the Daily Mail the Gunners are rich enough to buy almost any player in the world.

So why don’t they?

The story begins: “Arsene Wenger has more than £200m in …

Posted: 24th, July 2015 | In: Arsenal, Money, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Legal brothel offers free sex in tax protest: golfers and other masochists offer to pay

 

To  Salzburg, Austria, where brothel keeper Hermann ‘Pascha’ Müller, owner of the licensed Pascha brothel, vows to no longer be “the tax office’s pimp”. So Müller is offering free sex at his houses of ill repute. He is, however, …

Posted: 12th, June 2015 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Working people of Walmart rejoice: Celine Dion and Justin Bieber are banned

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The result from the ‘Walmart-palooza’ company shindig in Fayetteville, Alaska, has resulted in a list of changes to keep the 1.3 million workers working.

Item 1: Celine Dion and Justin Bieber will not longer be played over the P.A. …

Posted: 5th, June 2015 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Yes That’s The Joke: a brilliant tumblr for Twitter people who miss the punchline

Tumblr of the Day is YesThat’sTheJoke, a site featuring pedants and other people who missed the joke…

 

Like this exchange featuring @MrnickHarvey:

 

 

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And @hrtbps:

 

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And @animladrumss:

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@robdelaney:

 

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Posted: 28th, April 2015 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Max-Hervé George might be the world’s richest man if Aviva acknowledges his existence

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“Dear god almighty, you’ve got to read this,” writes Tim Worstall.

He links to a story on the FT about Max-Hervé George, 25, who has taken on insurance company Aviva France.

Dan McCrum says it is “the worst …

Posted: 28th, February 2015 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


London job seeker makes a bad first impression on the Tube

Is it advisable to make a bad first impression and then set about undoing it? We ask in light of the story of the man on the London Underground. Last Mondy, a passenger as blocking his way. Our hero did …

Posted: 20th, February 2015 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Davos: G21 tribal elder Bill Clinton’s $60,000 platinum Rolex points towards wealth redistribution

How’s life treating the great and good in Davos? Last time a mountain people were on the news, it was the Yazidis up Sinjar “mountain of death”. Is the G21 Tribe fairing any better?

Kevin Williamson writes:

“The stories

Posted: 25th, January 2015 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


World Economic Forum Watch: 10 messages from Davos to make the 99% puke

The great and good are meeting in Davos. It’s the World Economic Forum, dummy, the rich and powerful’s AGM. It’s here they elect what free gifts banks can give customers, who Prince Andrew shags and if attacking Mars is worth …

Posted: 23rd, January 2015 | In: Money, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0