Sunday, December 14, 2008

Craig Brown-how the golden days are over for columnists

There has been much discussion about the Telegraph's current policy of getting rid of their comment and opinion writers.

This morning's Indy takes a look at one such casualty Craig Brown who is not unduly concerneed with his fate

"Why shouldn't they get rid of me?" he muses. "I'm a freelancer; I have no loyalty to them, they have no loyalty to me."

But he adds

Two years ago he was approached by the Daily Mail but stayed at the Telegraph when they offered him more money to do less work. "I think the golden days are over for columnists," he says. "Now I'll have to write 10 columns a week for half the pay. I'll probably have to pay for them to appear."

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