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Oyster.com Bets on Professional Writers Instead of User Generated Content - Posted April 25, 2011
Today the Travel Channel invested $7.5 million in the hotel research and booking website, Oyster.com--opening up new jobs for travel writers and exploring new models of financing content online. On the Morning Media Menu, we interviewed Oyster.com CEO Elie Seidma... [GalleyCat]

Hotel Review Site Oyster.com Adds Booking Functionality, Increases Revenue - Posted November 15, 2010
[caption id="attachment_20783" align="alignright" width="179" caption="Oyster's Photo of Hyatt Regency Shows Actual Distance from U.S. Capitol"]... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Hotel Review Site Oyster.com Adds Booking Functionality, Increases Revenue - Posted November 15, 2010
[caption id="attachment_20783" align="alignright" width="179" caption="Oyster's Photo of Hyatt Regency Shows Actual Distance from U.S. Capitol"]... [FishbowlNY]

Another Here Today, Gone Tomorrow Media Story: Oyster.com Scales Back - Posted December 1, 2009
Less than six months after launch, hotel-review website Oyster.com has laid off "a subset" of its reporters, possibly up to 75 percent of its 20-person reporting staff, FBNY reports. The site launched in June to a bit of fanfare, with real reporters with real salaries (mid-to-high double digits), so promising that the... [MediaJobsDaily]

Hotel Review Site Oyster.com Trims Staff, Cuts Back Expanding Coverage - Posted December 1, 2009
FishbowlNY has learned that Oyster.com has let some of its hotel reviewing reporters go and has plans to slow the rate that it's expanding its coverage of new areas. A spokesperson for the company confirmed that "a subset of reporters" had been laid off from the Web site, which launched in June.... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Hotel Review Site Oyster.com Trims Staff, Cuts Back Expanding Coverage - Posted December 1, 2009
FishbowlNY has learned that Oyster.com has let some of its hotel reviewing reporters go and has plans to slow the rate that it's expanding its coverage of new areas. A spokesperson for the company confirmed that "a subset of reporters" had been laid off from the Web site, which launched in June.... [FishbowlNY]

Six Hotel Reviewer Openings, 1,500 Applications - Posted October 6, 2009
That discouraging ratio is the actual number of applicants to openings startup Oyster.com received recently. Oyster, which aims to bring unbiased, journalistic reviews to the hotel industry, has a staff of 20—most of them former journalists—reporting undercover on hotels in Vegas, New York, Miami and Jamaica. Oyster reporters follow a 65-page... [MediaJobsDaily]

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