Very relevant for journalism, in particular people working in sites like The Verge.
Yesterday, news broke that the Josh Topolsky-founded media company The Outline laid off its two remaining full-time staff writers. Though the company had raised a sizable chunk of money only a few months before, giving it a $21.15 million valuation, that didn’t protect the writing staff it had employed. The message was clear: The Outline will use only freelance talent from now on.
Freelancers, however, are saying no. Dozens of members of Study Hall—a professional support network for freelance media—have signed a letter pledging to no longer write for the website.