The program mocks the cheap tricks some websites use to get clicks
If you clicked on this story, you are part of the problem.
We, on the other hand, are just being meta.
On Wednesday, “The Daily Show” looked at the future of journalism, which they depict as a cynical wasteland littered with the skeletons of the well-intentioned and ruled by the evil, thieving aggregators.
See video: Watch Jon Stewart’s Supercut of CNN Disses
With the help of former Gawker viral mastermind Neetzan Zimmerman, correspondent Jordan Klepper learned how to craft the perfect headline to attract maximum attention and traffic. You’ve got to have words that make people stop in their tracks and just have to click, Zimmerman, now the editor-in-chief at Whisper, explained, which made life difficult for the enterprising students at the Michigan Daily, who are still naive enough to believe that good reporting pays off on the internet.
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