Fresh out of finishing school, with a name that appeared on the social registry of Washington D.C.’s debutante parties, Marie Manning was fascinated by true crime stories. She got a job as a newspaper reporter in 1892, but was soon sidelined to the “Hen Coop” to work on the “women’s page.” There, they received letters from people looking for advice, and Manning cooked up the idea to run the letters and answers as a regular column.
10,000 writers aged 18-28 each write one article a week and aren’t paid for it. They’re edited by professional copy editors, each of whom is editing an average 140 articles per week so they can’t be doing a thorough job.
Writers have to apply to write. For free. The benefit? They “swap their work for being edited and professionally branded.”
Odyssey raises $25 million and hits 30 million uniques [Nathan McAlone – Business Insider]
What’s wrong with it? What the hell is RIGHT about it? I’m going to have nightmares for weeks!