Wednesday August 12, 2020

West Cork couple fight for their right to vlog

The couple's income from YouTube dropped from over €2,000 a month to under €500 following changes to the video platform’s algorithm and new rules about what videos could have ads placed next to them

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

18th August, 2019
Tim Rowe and Sandra Schmid of the YouTube channel Way Out West Blow-In Blog Picture: Tim Rowe

A west Cork farming couple who supplement their income with a popular YouTube channel have joined a push by Europe’s largest union to fight for more rights for vloggers.

Tim Rowe and Sandra Schmid run the Way Out West Blow-In Blog channel. It details life on their Bantry farm, which also includes a therapeutic horse-riding centre for children with autism and developmental disorders.

Their channel has almost 170,000 subscribers and their videos have...

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