Mic is yet another site laying off writers to hire video people:
Mic laid off 25 employees on Thursday as part of a restructuring that will see the company shift its focus to video and other forms of visual journalism, according to an internal memo.
Fewer people typing and editing words, more people shooting and editing video.
And yet, this really shouldn’t be a surprise. The internet is, unlike print, a truly multimedia medium – and yet most sites default to text, That’s partially due to long habit derived from the print days, and partially through technology not allowing easy and cheap production — and consumption — of video.
What we’re seeing is as much a rebalancing of the types of content produced.