March 27, 2014
NO ONE WANTS TO EARN WHAT THEY'RE WORTH:
Entertainment Weekly wants you to write for it for free. Don't do it. (Scott Meslow, 3/27/14, The Week)
In the Hunger Games-esque world of online journalism, everyone is looking for ways to cut costs and increase traffic. Unfortunately, industry giant Entertainment Weekly has hit on the most depressing and shameful strategy for doing just that: Exploiting hundreds of aspiring professional writers for a new platform called "The Community," which will rely on a base of "community contributors" -- the vast majority of whom will be paid absolutely nothing for their work.
Posted by Orrin Judd at March 27, 2014 3:27 PM