On Pacifica’s Uprising Radio, The Nation’s John Nichols says that the $315 million deal just reached between AOL and Huffington Post will not actually benefit readers or writers. The Huffington Post business model depends on aggregating content and not paying journalists. "Journalism cannot survive as a useful small d democratic force,” Nichols says, if people who call themselves citizen or professional journalists are not getting up in the morning and going out to investigate stories and “speak truth to power."

Read Nichols’s latest blog post for more on the deal.

Kevin Gosztola