IN AN ERA OF JOURNALISM in which freelancers have grown accustomed to being treated like disposable cogs of news production, Vice appears to be in a league of its own.Interviews with more than a dozen freelance journalists suggest the young, edgy news organization heralded as the future of journalism also has ushered in a new low for its treatment of freelance journalists. Freelancers—though characterized by the same independence and bootstrap attitude championed by Vice—are more vulnerable to exploitation, and Vice has taken advantage.

Source: Vice shows how not to treat freelancers – Columbia Journalism Review