Freelancer pushed, editor queries the market, Big Blog makes move?

Paul Carr, a popular tech writer, has had his column axed by the Guardian. This was announced, of course, via tweet:

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The Twitterverse is suprised, and a little upset.

Guardian Technology editor queries the market:

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There. He’s said it. The freemium model is broken (Murdoch would say “malfunctioning”). We can’t afford the freelancer, so how much would you pay for him?

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“paid-for bundle”, eh? My, this is happening quickly.

Meanwhile, has Big Blog already made a pitch for the freelancer?

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Probably not… Paul Carr’s lastest (now final) column was laying into London’s startup scene, something the above blog editor is rather in to.

***UPDATE 21/07:  Oh look, Carr did indeed join TechCrunch. Perhaps Arrington is deliberately cashing in on the Guardian’s losses – they haven’t exactly been seeing eye to eye recently. Also see here, here, here, here….***

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One response to “Freelancer pushed, editor queries the market, Big Blog makes move?

  1. Fantastic news! Although I’ve never been a fan of TechCrunch I’ve always liked many of the columnists at The Guardian and this may be a firm reason for me to start reading more of their stuff. They’ve nabbed themselves a fine writer.

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