The unpaid HuffPo bloggers are revolting! It's time for progressive princess Arianna Huffington to get a taste of her own medicine and spread that wealth around!
Huffington Post contributor Visual Arts Source has announced that it will cease to provide the site with content until HuffPost agrees to pay its writers – and it wants other HuffPost writers and contributors to join in.
In a post on the company’s website, Visual Arts Source publisher and co-editor Bill Lasarow writes that he was well aware of the Huffington Post’s payment policy when his company agreed to provide the site with content. However, in light of Aol’s decision to buy the Huffington Post for $315 million, the company has done some reassessing, coming up with two specific demands.
1. VAS is demanding a pay schedule for all contributing writers and bloggers.
2. VAS says paid promotional material must no longer be posted alongside editorial content. "A press release or exhibition catalogue essay is fundamentally different from editorial content and must be either segregated and indicated as such, or not published at all," the group says.
Until their demands are met, VAS says they are officially on strike.