Gawker continues to pound on non-paying magazines. Some mind-boggling stories here, although I’m not surprised. Unfortunately, anyone who does any freelance work for any length of time will rack up their own “where is my money?” stories.
I don’t know what the answer is. I know a number of people who work at magazines and they are, individually, all hard-working, dedicated, decent folks toiling away in notoriously low paying jobs. But as an industry, it just shouldn’t be this hard for freelancers to get paid the money they’re owed.