Saturday February 29, 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

@aarrogan
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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