Twitter alternative’s plan to pay for news
Nieman Lab recently posted a story about the social platform Post, which it said wants to build a business around so-called micropayments for news.
It seems as though there are plenty of details to work out still. But basically, news consumers would pay for each article they read through Post instead of having to subscribe to a news outlet and end up paying for a bunch of content that might not interest them.
In other Twitter-related news, the Associated Press reported the platform will no longer enforce its COVID misinformation policy.
Some people are calling it a victory for free speech. But public health officials are worried it could lead to more false claims about the virus, or the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.
Shop Talk is a weekly panel discussion about journalism issues. This week’s program featured Will Buss, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University and advises the student editors at the Western Courier and the students at student radio station The Dog: Jessica Martin, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University and is news director of NEWS3-TV at WIU; and TSPR News Director Rich Egger.