The good and bad of writing online

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Laura Hazard Owen interviews Manjula Martin, whose "Who pays writers?" site tracks freelance pay rates. They discuss the hazards of Twitter for writers, recent cutbacks at Medium, and how the Internet has helped and hurt writers at the same time: "So here’s the thing about the Internet setting you free, right? The Internet can set you free, but it can also set free those who may want to exploit you for your work. It’s like a giant free-for-all, catch-all, venue."