The Messenger Is ‘Out of Money,’ President Tells Fed-Up Journos – DIGIWIZ CENTRAL

The Messenger Is ‘Out of Money,’ President Tells Fed-Up Journos

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Growing increasingly anxious over the financial health of The Messenger, staffers at the “non-partisan” media start-up have quietly been pushing to unionize the newsroom while urging management to hold a town hall to address their myriad concerns, multiple people familiar with the situation told Confider.

Among the issues employees would like to see addressed, sources noted, are the outlet’s recent partnership with an AI firm, The Messenger president Richard “Mad Dog” Beckman’s suggestion to others that the site is “out of money,” and the internal secrecy over the site’s traffic.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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