45 posts and columns on communication
Exclusive: AOL Fires Moviefone Editor Who Offered Fired Freelancers the Chance to Work for, Um, FreeYesterday, AOL’s Huffington Post Media Group got into hot water after the top editor at its Moviefone unit sent a memo to freelancers it was in the midst of firing, offering them an opportunity to “contribute as part of our non-paid blogger system.” Today, sources said that exec–Moviefone Editor-in-Chief Patricia Chui–was fired by the company, which is in the midst of drastically rejiggering its stable of writers.
News Bytereportedly been disrupted in advance of anti-government rallies on Friday. While it’s understandably hard to get details out of a country where citizens are being prevented from organizing and talking to each other online, some tweets and updates through mobile apps are getting out, and Facebook has confirmed a drop in traffic from Egypt. Other sites, such as Twitter, have been blocked in Egypt since earlier this week, when protests broke out calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.