Jim VandeHei: A race for eyeballs is pushing media outlets into ‘the crap trap’

At The Information’s New York Subscriber Summit, the outgoing CEO and co-founder of Politico Jim VandeHei said as the media landscape has turned into a battleground for clicks, news organizations are ignoring the needs of smart readers who want new information. Those news organizations are falling into “the crap trap” of producing journalism simply designed to get the largest readership possible, VandeHei says: “Everyone brags about 100 million unique visitors. So what? What does that mean? How much money did you make off that?”