AOL Fires Freelance Journalists →

rubenfeld:

davelee:

“The Huffington Post Transition team has just eliminated all AOL freelancers and contractors. But we have been invited to continue contributing for free.”

Wow.

Part of a note sent to Business Insider:

Well, it’s official: The Huffington Post Transition team has just eliminated all AOL freelancers and contractors (at least those in business and finance—everything under Peter Goodman). But we have been invited to continue contributing for free. We will be replaced either by a handful of people Goodman has in mind, or with young, new (read cheap) writers who have yet to be hired.

We’ve been told that all these new, full-time employees will be expected to report to the office every day for a 40-hour work week. For some reason, it’s very important to Arianna [Huffington] to have writers physically working in a newsroom in either LA, New York or Washington, DC, thus going back to an archaic newsroom model that went out with the invention of the telephone, and needlessly eliminating any talented writers in other parts of the country. So much for a global, cutting edge news team.

(via pantslessprogressive)

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    ugggggggggggggggh
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    so… deathbed for AOL? or were they already on it?
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    I would find it funny that I never got this memo if I didn’t find it so sad.
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    Makes sense: slavery is notoriously the most efficient way to cut costs.
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    CAN TODAY STOP BEING SUCKY
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  18. allieharch reblogged this from rubenfeld and added:
    I haven’t contributed freelance to AOL in a few months, but all the news coming from there is along this same vein....
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    Way to go Huffpo.
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