Ed Driscoll

NYT Freelancers: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Virginia Postrel looks at the New York Times’ assumption of guilt–or at least graft–towards their freelancers, and writes, “Wow, I’m Glad I Quit the Times

“The Times should just quit using freelancers if they hate us so much. After all, they have a building full of people making much more money.

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Besides, my brand is, if considerably less financially valuable, then also less sullied than the Times’s. I don’t act ethically for their sake, but for mine. Their assumption that they’re ethically slumming when they use freelancers is insulting.

She has a reprint of the Times’ questionnaire.

Given the Times’ ever sinking earnings reports and stock price, it sounds like she’s getting out just in time.