More Journalists Want Ownership of Their Work

From a story on by Alex Sujong Laughlin headlined “In vulnerable media economy, journalists are demanding ownership of their work”:

Emma Gray and Claire Fallon were two rare millennial journalists who had worked for the same digital media organization for a decade.

By 2021, Gray was a senior women’s reporter and Fallon was a culture writer, both at HuffPost. Together, they hosted a successful “Bachelor” recap podcast called “Here to Make Friends.”

They enjoyed their jobs and had no plans to become “Substack people,” as many of their peers had done. But in early 2021, less than a month after BuzzFeed acquired HuffPost, it laid off 47 U.S. staffers, including Gray, Fallon, and their producers, Nick Offenberg and Sara Patterson.