Generation next

I have written a couple of times about the persistent practice of publishers who hire interns and do not pay them. No ranting today.

But it is a disappointment that the New York Times, which has reported on the practice with a critical eye, continues to use unpaid internships.

This isn’t hypocrisy of the sort seen when Lamar Smith promotes SOPA but fails to give even Creative Commons credit for a photograph used on his web site. As well, what is reported by the Times is not necessarily the same as its business practices.

I just expected more. There may always be a line of people willing to do whatever it takes to work at the Times, but that doesn’t mean that it’s right to not pay them.

About Brian O'Leary

Founder and principal of Magellan Media Consulting, Brian O’Leary helps enterprises with media and publishing components capitalize on the power of content. A veteran of more than 30 years in the publishing industry and a prolific content producer himself, Brian leverages the breadth and depth of his experience to deliver innovative content solutions.

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