Insider’s plan to move some of its reporters to outside its paywall has stalled, writes Mark Stenberg of Adweek.
Stenberg reports, “But on Friday, Insider editor in chief Matthew Turner told editorial leaders that the plan had hit a snag.
“‘We’ve now been advised that there should be no stories in front of the paywall from [subscription] writers as a result of the proposed changes from now on,’ Turner wrote in a Slack channel. ‘If you need language to share, it would be, ‘We are still bargaining with the union over this and cannot make any changes at this time.’’
“According to the messages, reporters who had previously written both for traffic and subscriptions could continue doing so, but reporters who had never written in front of the paywall could not do so until management had negotiated with the union.”
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