Farewell, unpaid blogger: HuffPost drops free contributor platform that drove its growth (TechCrunch)

TechCrunch: Farewell, unpaid blogger: HuffPost drops free contributor platform that drove its growth. “As the US media, tech world and the powers that be in Washington continue to try to figure out how to tackle things like fake news, the level of discourse, and how to keep the business of publishing from falling off a virtual cliff, one of the media properties that has been instrumental in influencing how news is framed online is making a big change. HuffPost in the US today announced that it is sunsetting its contributors platform — also known as its unpaid blogger platform.”