Todd McCarthy and David Rooney Out at Variety

Variety 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