In this episode, Shannon Palus talks about the journalistic ethics of Amazon affiliate links with Jacqui Cheng, former editor in chief of Wirecutter and current editor in chief of music at WQXR in New York. As Cheng explains, it’s possible for news organizations to make money from Amazon links without turning into shills for a giant company.
After the interview, Shannon talks to Aaron Mak for this week’s edition of Don’t Close My tabs.
Stories discussed on the show:
Don’t Close My Tabs:
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Podcast production by Cameron Drews.
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