Recently I asked a technology executive if businesses value writers as much as lawyers or accountants. "More so," he said. As his comment suggests, writers are in demand today. A writer can make the difference in whether a company's content stands out in a content-saturated market, a start-up's business plan wins over skeptical investors or a CEO's speech inspires and motivates employees. More »
"Please don't write for free," says an SPJ blog post. "Don't give it away," urges a cartoonist in a New York Times op-ed. The Newspaper Guild suggested unpaid Huffington Post writers go on strike . . . Funny thing about those tongue-cluckers who proudly declare they never write for the public for nothing: They probably do, and they probably do it every day. More »
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