From the May 16, 2010 Sunday New York Times Magazine: http://nyti.ms/bWhtpr
Not much new in here that journalists/freelancer writers didn't already know. What still makes me gasp though is the growing acceptance of the breakdown of the wall between editorial and advertising. The business side has always tried any means possible to cross over it in order to make a buck, but those on the writer/editor side seem to be giving in now too. Does anyone else believe that the desired quality consumer -- whether reading a print publication or an online article -- values objectivity and separation of the two sides? The only people I know who admit to reading articles labeled "Special Advertorial Section" or "Sponsored Content" are publishers/ad sales people.