Freelancers Swear Off Writing for The Outline After Layoffs

Site’s founder says critics are 'misguided and ill-informed'

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Around 170 journalists, writers and content producers have pledged not to write for the news and culture website The Outline after layoffs on Tuesday left the publication without any staff writers.

Study Hall, a collective of more than 1,000 journalists, released a statement on Wednesday criticizing the publication’s founder, editor in chief Josh Topolsky, for the layoffs. Enav Moskowitz, one of the co-founders of Study Hall, told Adweek that about 100 of the group’s members have pledged not to contribute to The Outline and that the number was growing.




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