Mayhill Fowler’s Warning to Fellow ‘Citizen Journalists’


Mayhill Fowler, the Huffington Post contributor who famously first quoted then-candidate Obama as saying that it is "not surprising" that "bitter" people in rural Pennsylvania "cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them," is quitting. She's tired of being one of Arianna Huffington's much-touted "Citizen Journalists." Here's why:

The dignity pay confers upon work. I think this about sums it up. So let this be a warning to you, citizen journalism enthusiasts. In the end, what you are doing really is enhancing somebody else’s bottom line. And think for a minute what it means when you throw yourself into working for a place, as I did, without first walking into the company’s human resources office to sign some paperwork that legally binds you and your employee to a relationship.

Whatever happened to idealism?

Why I Left the Huffington Post [Mayhill Fowler]