While agreements that restrict employees from leaving a job and working for a competitor (commonly known as “non-compete” agreements) are standard in many industries, they are relatively scarce in the media and journalism sectors. Outside of television companies restricting star talent, and media companies restricting executives, it has rarely been common practice for journalists to be subject to non-compete restrictions. However, it appears that may be changing.
Citing the common reasons that are often put forth for non-compete clauses, two online based news companies founded in 2012 are now incorporating non-competes into their contracts. NowThis (a social news company that
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