Variety has let go their last staff critics Todd McCarthy and David Rooney. They will be replaced by “freelancers.” We hope that won’t become code for crowd-sourcing student labor and Twitter reactions.
Neil Stiles, the president of Variety, said the entertainment industry trade paper is cutting from its staff two of its most prominent writers â€” film reviewer Todd McCarthy and theater critic David Rooney.
In a telephone interview, Mr. Stiles said the critics were cut as a cost-saving measure.
Twitter reaction: OMG! #underemployed