We are editing a special issue of the journal tripleC on internships. Call for Papers: Special issue of tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique Interrogating Internships Edited by Nicole S. Cohen (University of Toronto Mississauga), Greig de Peuter (Wilfrid Laurier University), Enda Brophy (Simon Fraser University) When publisher Condé Nast cancelled its internship program in October … Continue reading Call for papers: Interrogating internships
I’m participating on a panel on the intern economy at York University on October 3, along with some excellent speakers. The event is part of the Global Labour Speakers Series, organized by York’s new Global Labour Research Centre.
I’m speaking at this event on September 24 in Toronto. As the event invitation explains, “Writers and content creators tell stories, and the world can’t get enough good storytelling. The trick is to get paid fairly, or to get paid at all.” I’ll be on a panel with Ann Douglas, who recently quit her Toronto … Continue reading Yes, We are Worthy: Making it in the Freelance World
Jaclyn Law interviewed me about my research on the labour conditions of freelance journalism in Canada. Jaclyn asked very thoughtful questions and gave me lots of space to discuss my research. Here is part one, and here is part two (also posted in full on Jaclyn’s blog, Edit Fish).
I am pleased to announce that an article I co-wrote with Greig de Peuter and Enda Bropy, “Interns Unite! You Have Nothing to Lose (Literally),” is a finalist won the CWA Canada/Canadian Association of Journalists Award for Labour Reporting. The article was published in Briarpatch‘s 2012 labour issue and looks at reactions and resistance to … Continue reading CWA Canda/CAJ Award For Labour Reporting
I was excited to receive in the mail my copy of The Routledge Companion to Advertising and Promotional Culture, edited by Matthew P. McAllister and Emily West (Routledge 2013). I have a chapter in the book titled “Commodifying Free Labor Online: Social Media, Audiences, and Advertising” that examines the relationship between, as the title indicates, … Continue reading Routledge Companion to Advertising and Promotional Culture