Tag Archive | "work experience"

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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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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Illegal or not, will interns always miss out?

Last week we posted news on a report that concluded unpaid work experience placements – or internships, if you prefer to use more flattering terminology – are completely illegal under the Minimum Wage Act 1998. But all the reports in the world won’t make the media change its attitude to interns – or slaves, to use some honest nomenclature. 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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