Fired for blogging…

Big Head Rob is reporting that over the weekend DCist fired Colleen Egan. That’s not news. What’s news is why they fired her. They fired her for blogging at the Post Express’ Free Ride Blog and writing freelance material for the Express.

What I can’t figure out is why you fire someone for writing for another publication. Especially when blogging is volunteer in this day and age, why would DCist fire someone for writing for another blog, when it just enhances their reputation for having great bloggers?

This smacks of Jake Dobkin, and doesn’t look good for either Martin or Ryan. I’ve worked with Ryan and Martin behind the scenes, and I can say that they’re standup guys, I just can’t understand why they’d do this to one of their better contributors.

2 Comments so far

  1. richwise (unregistered) on June 5th, 2006 @ 4:17 pm

    Geez, I thought DCist and Free Ride were the same blog.

    Oh, my bad. Virtually the same content but different blog.

  2. S A J Shirazi (unregistered) on June 6th, 2006 @ 1:49 am

    Strange. No?

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