Ebony Magazine Reportedly Fires Online Editorial Staff Without Pay

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The online editorial team at Ebony Magazine is reportedly no more. A new report by The Root claims that two sources confirmed that the publication fired its digital staff on June 7 without pay.

Joshua David, the magazine’s former social media director and another unnamed source told The Root that Elizabeth Burnett, vice president of operations of Clear View Group, LLC, fired three writers, one videographer, and David during a phone call. The Austin-based investor group, which owns Ebony and its sister publication Jet, did not immediately respond to The North Star’s request for comment.

David told The Root that he began to have concerns about Ebony when his superiors refused to answer allegations that it was not paying freelance writers. Journalist Jagger Blaec first reported the allegations in a piece for The Establishment called “Why Isn’t ‘Ebony’ Paying Its Black Writers?”

Blaec’s report found that close to a…

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