Newspaper Guild asks unpaid bloggers to stop blogging for Huffpo

March 18, 2011 | By | Reply More

Media Alley is reporting that the Newspaper Guild is asking unpaid writers at the Huffington Post to stop providing their written work to Huffpo, which recently AOL paid $315 million for Huffpo last month.

I’m well aware of Huffpo’s policy, which is to “pay” writers with exposure rather than money. It’s a deal that I sometimes think of offering to make. Then again, I understand the Guild’s position that when others work for free (especially when they do high quality work for free) it hurts the economic position of the 26,000 members of the Newspaper Guild.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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