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The Payola Internet

Timothy Karr | Posted 02.10.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

2013 could mark the end of the era of Internet openness.

Jason Linkins

Someone Had The Crazy Idea That They Could 'Promote Through Politico'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

One of Politico's best, Byron Tau, tweeted a complaint this morning. And he is right to do so! Because whoever sent the missive he obtained, in which ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Lawmakers Probe Big Banks Using Colleges To Target Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

A group of senior U.S. lawmakers has launched a probe into big banks’ relationships with universities amid concerns that students and taxpayers are ...

Think Again: Is Contemporary Conservatism Just 'Payola'?

Eric Alterman | Posted 03.19.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

Lobbyists and other moneyed interests have taken over the conservative movement and have refused to draw a line between their own personal enrichment and the policies they profess for the rest of us.

Some News Guests Are Paid To Promote Products On Air

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 12.07.2011 | Media

Be wary the next time you turn your TV on: that news segment about the latest gadget might actually be a paid product placement. News shows are st...

Dreamgirls Gets a Facelift

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

From the very first beats of Henry Krieger's score, the new staging of Dreamgirls roars out of the opening gate and never slows down.

Jason Linkins

So, About This Whole 'Blogger Payola' Thing...

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I'm not really sure how we go from a single bad apple, two anonymous sources, and a litany of perfectly banal new media practices to a scandal in which you have widespread blogger payola.

Univision Agrees To Pay $1M In Payola Settlement

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — Univision Communications Inc. has agreed to pay $1 million to settle allegations that the company's radio stations and its employee...

Radio Gives Payola a Facelift to Stay Afloat

Jason Schmitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jason Schmitt

Radio will take a bone wherever one is thrown and major labels have paid an arm and a leg to have their songs played frequently on stations across the nation.