A reblog

I knew the HuffPo was like this, but to reach out to a professional journalist for a customized piece and not mention you don’t intend to pay him, ever, is pretty unexpected from The Atlantic.

Then again, this is the industry that laid off everyone at True/Slant with a letter that began “Dear Contributor…”


A Day in the Life of a Freelance Journalist—2013

Here is an exchange between the Global Editor of the Atlantic Magazine and myself this afternoon attempting to solicit my professional services for an article they sought to publish after reading my story “25 Years of Slam Dunk Diplomacy: Rodman trip comes after 25 years of basketball diplomacy between U.S. and North Korea”   here http://www.nknews.org/2013/03/slam-dunk-diplomacy/ at NKNews.org

From the Atlantic Magazine:

On Mar 4, 2013 3:27 PM, “olga khazan” <okhazan@theatlantic.com> wrote:

Hi there — I’m the global editor for the Atlantic, and I’m trying to reach Nate Thayer to see if he’d be interested in repurposing his recent basketball diplomacy post on our site.

Could someone connect me with him, please?

Olga Khazan

 From the head of NK News, who originally published the piece this morning:

Hi that piece is copy right to NK News, so…

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2 thoughts on “A reblog

  1. Agreed. And Alexis C Madrigal is a twatnozzle for defending them. They charge you for every piece of text or image you might want to borrow, but they can’t be bothered to pay for writer talent. Fuck The Atlantic and their exploitative bullshit.
    Hooray for the writer solidarity I’ve seen as a result of their actions.

  2. Couldn’t agree more. The Atlantic is not a high-school newspaper but one of the premiere publications in North America, backed by a multi-millionaire, and they can damn well afford to pay for things.

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