Ever notice how local TV reporters vanish? Even the good ones. That's because they're often forced to leave town because of non-compete clauses in their contracts. Rick Redding's On Media column in LEO this week provides a lucid discussion about the nature of these clauses and scratches the surface of how they affect local media.
"If you’re a local TV reporter...you better check your contract. Non-compete clauses in employment are enforceable in Kentucky, in many industries, and are standard in the broadcast industry. That’s why it’s rare to see a reporter leave a station and start work at another in the same market...even if you’re fired from a station, the pacts can keep you from working in the market."
Read more on Redding's blog here.