Huffington Post Will Publish Your Undergrad Thesis and Probably Won't Pay You
Maybe the aggregation turbine is broken?
Looks like HuffPo, the "internet newspaper," might soon become a term paper mill.
(H/T @mylestanzer, a former Voice intern who sometimes contributes to RS).
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We admit: Runnin' Scared's first reaction was something along the lines of "WTF?" -- since it looks like students won't get any payment for these lengthy projects.
Now, to be clear, students don't usually get paid for theses, but academic institutions tend to be not-for-profit ventures, so they would not stand to benefit financially from free content like a for-profit media company would.
(Full disclosure: The Voice does have unpaid interns, but they must receive academic credit to participate in the program. At one point, this writer was a participant.)
Anyway, RS reached out to Huffington Post to get more info.
We wanted to know: How does the thesis publishing work, exactly? Do participating students get a byline? Do universities get any sort of credit? Are the theses published in full?
We'll update if we hear back.
From an exchange of tweets, it looks like this idea surfaced several weeks ago, when Arianna Huffington pitched the idea at a dinner with some students.
But this wouldn't be the first time that it's been tried -- HuffPo offered to publish theses in April 2010.
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