Lodging, SXSW and journalism ethics


This was posted by Business Insider’s Allyson Shontell, a senior reporter, earlier on Tuesday.

Alyson Shontell

As Business Insider founder and editor Henry Blodget notes, the Twitter post was in jest.

“Alyson was poking fun at a writer for another publication who recently offered to trade a post for a massage,” said Blodget in an email to Talking Biz News. “We do not allow writers to accept gifts in exchange for posts.”

The other journalist is Sam Biddle of Gizmodo.