Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Miami Herald to readers: "Got any spare change?"

Miami Herald executive editor Anders Gyllenhaal needs your spare change.

The Miami Herald quietly rolled out a new feature on its Web site today.

Miami New Times reports that the Herald "is politely asking for donations for online content."
"....a new link at the bottom of Herald web stories [is] asking for donations. It takes you to a form stating, "If you value The Miami Herald's local news reporting and investigations, but prefer the convenience of the Internet, please consider a voluntary payment for the web news that matters to you."
Ironically this story was also reported by NBCMiami.com, which as we all know, would shrivel up and blow away if it wasn't able to steal borrow stories from newspaper websites.

Random Pixels would like to encourage NBCMiami.com honchos to make the first donation. After all, it's only fitting that they should pony up a huge chunk of change to help out the folks at the Herald, since they do all the reporting that keeps NBCMiami afloat.

And Random Pixels would also like to donate something just as long as we get to pick the stories we're supporting!

We'd hate to see our hard-earned money going to support this kind of crap!

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