Next Media Animation Responds to the Quit Heard 'Round the World

John Cook · 10/01/13 12:20PM

Over the weekend, we posted this video of Marina Shifrin, a former staffer for the weird Taiwanese news animator Next Media Animation—the folks who make funny viral-y videos out of our silly little news happenings—quitting her job in a highly public fashion while dancing to Kanye West. The video went viral, as videos often will, and left viewers with the impression that NMA is a sweatshop of sorts where traffic is valued over the art (for shame!). This morning, an NMA executive kindly requested equal time.

Quitting in the Age of News Aggregation

Max Rivlin-Nadler · 09/29/13 03:27PM

Weird hours, constant monitoring of traffic, an inability to explain to loved ones why you need to be on Twitter for 17 hours a day — it can just become too much for some young people working on the Internet*.