Bay Citizen editor: Why is spending money on journalism a bad thing?

Nieman Journalism Lab
The Bay Citizen’s relatively large budget continues to attract scrutiny – and some hostility, notes Lois Beckett. She asks editor-in-chief Jonathan Weber about that. “I’m honestly mystified as to why so many journalist-commentators seem to think that spending real money on journalism is a bad thing,” he says. “I’ve been there, and there is nothing especially virtuous about being broke.”

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