Uproar Over Media Sites Hiring Underage Writers

Uproar Over Media Sites Hiring Underage Writers

Huffington Post and Patch have been criticized for using writers as young as 13 with some even calling it child labor.

Yi Chen
  • 16 september 2011

AOL-owned media sites Huffington Post and Patch have been criticized for accepting articles from writers as young as 13. The new HuffPo High School Project intends to ‘provide young journalists with the opportunity to have their voices and stories heard’ on topics like religion, tech, environment and education. Patch is also recruiting thousands of young community bloggers from high schools and even middle schools. However, these initiatives have already back-fired as they raise legitimate concerns over whether AOL is taking advantage of work of minors as child labor.

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