Australia: Pay Writers or We’ll Pull Ads, National Library Tells Arts Website
From the Sydney Morning Herald:
The National Library of Australia has threatened to pull its advertising from a new arts website run by Eric Beecher’s Private Media group unless it starts paying its writers.
The Daily Review, an offshoot of Private Media’s popular website Crikey, launched yesterday amid controversy over its decision not to pay for contributions.
Library spokeswoman Sally Hopman said the organisation agreed to advertise on the site ‘‘in good faith, believing it to be a new voice for the arts online’’.
‘‘We are obviously not privy to financial arrangements with their staff,’’ she said. ‘‘The National Library will not advertise again on this website if it is shown that contributors are not being paid for their work.’’
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