Saturday, June 25, 2011

Star's public editor on unpaid "internships"

Kathy English writes:
"With more journalism programs graduating more students, and the recession-battered media industry continuing to cut costs, unpaid internships have become the new normal, raising valid concerns that only those who can afford to work for free will become journalists."

Click on the title to read her full column.

She quotes from an essay by J-school grad Btehany Horne, "Why I Will Not Work for Free."


The Star pays its interns but most work for free like the chain gang, pictured.

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