The Messenger Didn’t Bother to Tell Staff Before Flaming Out

February 01, 2024

The site’s employees grew increasingly outspoken on the company’s general Slack channel about the need for an all-hands meeting. Several editors quit within days of the site’s launch over their objections to the editorial direction. It wasn’t just the over-reliance on clickbait that raised the ire of many reporters and editors at The Messenger. It was also reported that despite the promises of revenue pouring into the site’s coffers, The Messenger only earned $3 million in 2023. The post The Messenger Didn’t Bother to Tell Staff Before Flaming Out appeared first on The Daily Beast.