A call to arms for freelancers

Thomas Vinciguerra takes aim at media outlets that pay freelancers by the page view or, worse, don't pay them at all, unless you count "exposure" as currency: "It’s hardly a secret that magazines and newspapers are now leaning mercilessly on their dwindling staffs, unable to pay outsiders as much as they once did or take them on at all … But there is something fundamentally obscene about expecting anyone to work gratis. And that applies even to us ink-stained wretches."