Shout-out to Jalopnik staff who continue to prove (beyond all odds) that all automotive outlets are not created equally.
Every publication has set its own level of tolerance for clickbait articles, even speedster.news. But whereas a Buff Blog like Motor Trend or Road & Track will do a series of articles about the Top 10 Fast & Furious-Inspired Outdoor Decorating Tips (Sponsored by Home Depot), at Jalopnik the listicles are traditionally quite weird and tough to sponsor.
What else is tough to sponsor? Actual journalism—specifically the “talk to sources” part:
“…of all the media outlets that have published articles on this, only one of them actually reached out to us before publishing their article. So congratulations, Jalopnik, you win the journalism award. No one else even contacted us about this before publishing their articles, and many of them are just publishing them based on things that they have read on other published things…and it's like the old game of telephones getting further and further away from the truth…”
❝ uh…008 was really, really good. like, I love what you’re doing and this is my favorite so far. and not just because the Mega Track made it in, the flow to it is excellent” – Member feedback on ZIGZAG ~ thank you for sharing it!