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Nov. 4, 2008, 4:53 p.m.

Can Ana Marie Cox be the one to make people pay for content?

Photo by s4xton at FlickrAna Marie Cox, the crowdfunding journalist who sought cash from her readers to pay for her closing days covering the McCain campaign, has taken it to the next level: offering a for-pay Twitter feed for on-the-scene dish from McCain HQ tonight.

Only donors who gave more than $100 to her impromptu fund drive get access to her “secretamc” account on Twitter. (Her regular account is free to everyone.) The difference, she says: “‘SecretAMC’ will be more frequent, more personal, more likely to get a direct response. Also, more scene-y, increasingly more unhinged.”

One can only wonder what McCain-scene dirt she’ll be holding back from the rest of us and dishing to her donors. Almost makes one want to reach for that credit card number…

Joshua Benton is the senior writer and former director of Nieman Lab. You can reach him via email (joshua_benton@harvard.edu) or Twitter DM (@jbenton).
POSTED     Nov. 4, 2008, 4:53 p.m.
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