The bloodbath continues….
News that Variety is laying off its longtime film critic Todd McCarthy is another sign of the rapid decline of print journalism.
In the last couple of years, dozens of film critics at magazines and newspapers both big and small have been given pink slips as the economy soured and publications began shedding salaried employees with 401-K’s and replaced them with freelancers, who earn only $30 to $50 per review–with no pension plans or health benefits for employers to worry about.
Also, in the Internet age, anyone with a blog and an interest in movies can dream of being the next Roger Ebert or Pauline Kael.
The bloodbath continues.