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Turning Journalists Into Yahoos

As digital trends continue to transform (decimate?) the profession of journalism, Chris Lehmann recounts his traumatizing experience at Yahoo News. As the head of its blog network, Lehmann describes a life led by algorithms, air-headed press reps, and even more misguided managers. Applying his term to the present day, Lehmann writes: “Yahoo’s present, blinding moment of self-devouring synergy is but the logical culmination of all the counter-journalistic practices that so transfixed company management during my tenure there.”

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