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Arrington puts a $30M pricetag on journalistic ethics

Image via Wikipedia While I respect and envy what Arrington has built, I think he’s being disingenuous in casting his dispute with AOL as a fight for “editorial independence.” His response doesn’t answer his critics’ main charge: That there’s too much conflict of interest between Arrington the inves
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TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington
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While I respect and envy what Arrington has built, I think he’s being disingenuous in casting his dispute with AOL as a fight for “editorial independence.”

His response doesn’t answer his critics’ main charge: That there’s too much conflict of interest between Arrington the investor and Arrington the editor.

Ask yourself how much more value Arrington has as the head of CrunchFund (his new $20 million venture fund) if he manages to retain an editorial role within TechCrunch.

Read the whole essay: Arrington puts a $30M pricetag on journalistic ethics | VentureBeat.

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