Journatic CEO Accepts Blame for Bogus Bylines

The popular National Public Radio show “This American Life” turned its eye on hyperlocal news service Journatic this weekend, revealing in its latest episode that the company’s local real estate site BlockShopper had slapped fake bylines onto some of the site’s lawsuit-prone stories. “This was a mistake,” Journatic CEO Brian Timpone told Street Fight yesterday. “We should never have run an alias byline and sent the article to our partners.”

Street Fight Daily: Journatic Exposed, Living Social Experiments

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