Michael Miner’s story about the Chicago Tribune-Journatic deal includes this gem: About a month ago, Journatic executive editor Peter Behle sent employees a notice that said in part, “Reporters will be sniffing around — and they are not authorized to talk with anyone about Journatic under any circumstances. Better yet, if you receive a reporter inquiry and tell us about it (without responding), we’ll pay you a $50 bonus.”
Miner points out:
That’s good money for dropping a dime. A Journatic writer would have to write 13 stories to earn as much, and that’s even if they were the important $4 stories.
* Tribune Co. does a deal with Journatic (Chicago Reader)
* Journatic expected to work with Baltimore Sun and LAT, too (Crain’s)
* “Tribune was smart to turn to Journatic for help with TribLocal” (Street Fight)