Clickbait’s mounting effect on writers’ salaries

A story is seemingly only as valuable as the traffic it generates. Plus, a counterargument to writing what you know, and more.

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Depending on your perspective, the trend could be a long overdue embrace of the realities of the publishing landscape, or one more step down the road to perdition.

Write what you know?: Though the advice to “write what you know” is most often associated with fiction, it certainly applies to journalism, advertising, and other forms. After all, we want to be good at what we do, and it’s certainly easier to be good if you know what you’re writing about, but not every writer agrees with the recommendation.

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