Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"Unpaid" Blogger Files Class-Action Suit Against HuffPo

Earlier in the semester, we discussed the distinction Huffington Post has made between its bloggers and staff writers--one group is paid while the other is not. On Tuesday, former HuffPo blogger Jonathan Tasini filed at $105M suit against the blogging platform and news source.

Huffington Post argues that bloggers are permitted to use their platform to share ideas, much like a guest on a TV show.

Spokespeople for the site compare HuffPo to many other unpaid group blogs, but is this different because of the AOL merger? Did HuffPo profit from the work of those that went unpaid?

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