Journalism graduate Elinor is in New York looking for a job but so far she’s only been able to get a babysitting gig. But things start to look up when her boyfriend Mike scores a position on an influential news website and his mother – a well-known writer – puts Elinor forward for a job at a BuzzFeed-like start-up. And Elinor soon shows a knack for writing viral content.
As a former newspaper journalist myself, it was interesting reading about those involved in the new media, where social media likes drive content decisions. Much like consuming those type of websites, it was all entertaining and a quick read but at the end you wonder what was the point of it all.