I know. I wish I could say the major outlets do better, but I don’t believe that, even when it comes to diversity in editorial staff. I hit “favorite” on your article because I’m also not satisfied by member-only content, and I want Medium to take notice. At the same time, I think it’s superficial to say “major outlets pay their writers” without acknowledging that more and more of what these outlets pay for is click-bait, the poison in the media that lies behind much of the Trump phenomenon. As much as we dislike member-only content right now, I think we can agree it’s not in click-bait territory. In fact, its basic thrust is in the opposite direction, which is why I think it’s worth supporting, regardless of how much or how little of it I read.