Frontiers Media/ Multimedia Platforms Worldwide Fires Award Winning Lesbian Journalist Karen Ocamb For Being Too Old.

Frontiers media ageism

Frontiers media ageism

Award winning LGBT journalist Karen Ocamb joined Frontiers Magazine, Southern California’s oldest and largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender magazine as a full-time staffer in 2002, she’d risen through the ranks to become news editor. Now 13 years later she has been fired. 

Why you may ask?  Because Frontiers Media/MPW thinks she’s too old.

Bobby Blair, CEO of Frontiers parent company, Multimedia Platforms Worldwide, told PressPassQ the company “found $1.1 million of efficiencies” by “reducing print staff.” The media conglomerate also owns New York’s Next magazine, FunMaps, Guy magazine, and Florida Agenda and the new millennial-focused Wirld website.

“Unfortunately, Karen fell where we realized we were moving toward a digital and millennial audience, and we wanted to give the generation of millennials a real shot at creating our content,” Blair told PressPassQ. “Karen did an incredible job and is very much missed. We would like to use her services in the future from time to time, if she would like to.”

Last September, Multimedia Platforms Inc. (MPI) of Fort Lauderdale announced that it had purchased the financially troubled Frontiers. MPI describes itself as the “only publicly traded LGBT media company.” It is traded on the over-the-counter penny stock market.

This my nothing but pure and blatant ageism running wild in the LGBT community. And something must be done about it.

Contact Frontiers Media and let them know that they cannot get away with this.

Frontiers Media
5657 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 470

Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323.930.3220 | Fax: 323.857.0560

Or use this contact form link by CLICKING HERE

 

 

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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  1. June 14, 2016

    […] a real shot at creating our content.’ The comment was criticized by some for demonstrating an ageist attitude towards MMP’s […]

  2. September 29, 2016

    […] March of this year Blair and Frontiers were accused of ageism for firing Award winning LGBT journalist Karen Ocamb after 13 years of being with the magazine. […]

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