We revisit 14 content sites to take the pulse of today’s freelance market
This column appeared April 27, 2001, in the Online Journalism Review. Here’s the version on the OJR site.
Two short years ago, we were partying away, Gatsby-like, in the Golden Age of Web Freelancing, a time when dozens of spry Internet startups with an insatiable hunger for content opened their fat wallets and showered talented young writers, editors and artists with bylines, beaucoup bucks and long overdue respect.
OJR heralded the Golden Age in a two-part series detailing freelance opportunities at seven top content sites and at seven more Web wonders — a sampling of 14 sites whose world view promised to overthrow the old order and give freelance journalists their proper due as masters of the universe.