Todd McCarthy and David Rooney Out at Variety

variety-logo-75557122.jpgVariety has let go their last staff critics Todd McCarthy and David Rooney. They will be replaced by “freelancers.” We hope that won’t become code for crowd-sourcing student labor and Twitter reactions.

Hm. Chills.

NYT reports:

Neil Stiles, the president of Variety, said the entertainment industry trade paper is cutting from its staff two of its most prominent writers — film reviewer Todd McCarthy and theater critic David Rooney.

In a telephone interview, Mr. Stiles said the critics were cut as a cost-saving measure.

Twitter reaction: OMG! #underemployed