Ex-WaPo Exec Editor: Aggregators Like HuffPo Are Just ‘Parasites’

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By James Robinson: Leonard Downie Jr, the former executive editor of the Washington Post (NYSE: WPO), has attacked online news aggregators including the Huffington Post as “parasites living off journalism produced by others”.

Delivering the James Cameron Memorial Lecture at London’s City University last night (transcript), Downie criticised online aggregators for filling their websites “with news, opinion, features, photographs and video that they continuously collect

This article originally appeared in © Guardian News & Media Ltd..

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