TVNewser Jobs PRNewser Jobs AgencySpy Jobs SocialTimes Jobs

TechCrunchGate Distracts Us All From Snowpocalypse

sad-mac.jpgTechCrunch has suspended–and then dismissed–a teenage intern who solicited a MacBook Air from a startup in exchange for coverage.


Michael Arrington‘s apology to readers has already received hundreds of comments and has been retweeted more than 1,000 times.

“We are all shaken here at TechCrunch,” he wrote. “This is someone who was our friend and who we trusted to be honest with our readers. Our hope is that the intern learns something from this experience and grows into the kind of person that will be more welcome in this community.”

The intern in question, Daniel Brusilovsky, wrote about the experience on his own blog, sort of.

I guess they don’t teach ethics in high school journalism classes anymore.

Mediabistro Course

Management 101

Management 101Become a better manager in our new online boot camp, Management 101! Starting October 27, MediabistroEDU instructors will teach you the best practices being a manager, including, how to transition into a management role, navigate different team personalities, plan a team event and more! Register now!