Unpaid writers: free riding on the back of talentFollow @mediaukdiscuss
While on Twitter I happened across a post from @TVPresentingAdv linking to his open letter to media advertisers .
This well written and thoughtful letter spells out some of the dangers of undervaluing and taking advantage of people who are trying to make headway in the daunting and notoriously difficult world of media.
This article struck a chord with me after I wrote an article about similar circumstances involved with writing for a living. The people at MediaUK (@mediauk) have asked me to post a link to my own article here .
I hope it makes sense and you can see how damaging it can be. We all need experience, but sometimes people take things a step too far.