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Intern magazine aims to kickstart debate on internships

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A new magazine is hoping to kickstart the debate on internships, and it’s hoping crowdfunding will help get its message heard. Read the full story

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PR industry one of the worst culprits of intern exploitation

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The PR industry is one of the worst offenders for exploiting interns, claims research from Intern Aware. Read the full story

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Unpaid internships ‘scourge’ of industry says NUJ

The National Union of Journalists has hit out at the “worrying trend” of unpaid internships in the media industry, labelling it a “scourge”. Read the full story

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PR industry still refusing to treat interns fairly

PR internships are poorly paid, lack diversity and do not help lead to a job at the end, according to a survey by PRCA and Intern Aware. Read the full story

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NUJ takes first scalp in unpaid interns campaign

The National Union of Journalists is celebrating the first victory in its Cashback for Interns campaign and has warned media employers to “pay interns or face the consequences”. Read the full story

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Tories ban work experience auctions

The Conservatives will ban the sale of journalism internships and other placements at top firms after admitting that the move designed to raise party funds was “badly misjudged”, according to Mail Online. Read the full story

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NUJ slams Tory work experience auctions

The National Union of Journalists has condemned a Conservative fundraiser that allegedly saw the party auctioning work experience placements at magazines, PR companies and banks. Read the full story

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The battle to get noticed: Exposure or exploitation?

DotNet magazine columnist Gary Marshall has hit out at websites that “exploit” unpaid content contributors in exchange for exposure. Read the full story

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”


Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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