Along with Greig de Peuter and Enda Brophy, I’ve co-edited a special issue of the open-access journal tripleC: Communication, Capitalism, and Critique, called Interrogating Internships: Unpaid Work, Creative Industries, and Higher Education. The issue contains 22 articles from 32 contributors, including a mix of activist and academic accounts. The issue’s publication was preceded by a public forum in Toronto, … Continue reading Interrogating Internships: Unpaid Work, Creative Industries, and Higher Education
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
Greig de Peuter, Enda Brophy and I have published an article in the labour issue of Briarpatch, as part of our collaborative investigation into labour activism in the cultural industries. We are in excellent company: articles in the issue examine “right-to-work” legislation in Saskatchewan, women working in trades in Newfoundland, and the healthcare crisis facing migrant … Continue reading Interns of the cultural industries, unite!
J-Source, the Canadian journalism project, asked me to write a piece on how much freelance journalists earn (as a follow up to its piece on how much Canadian journalists earn). While I can’t offer any conclusive answers, I review some of my research findings and discuss the reasons why freelancers’ earnings remain low. It is … Continue reading How much do freelance journalists earn?
I have a chapter in a new edited collection, Alternative Media in Canada, edited by Kirsten Kozolanka, Patricia Mazepa and David Skinner (UBC Press 2012). My chapter, titled “From Alienation to Autonomy: The Labour of Alternate Media,” is an attempt to think through the challenges and possibilities of conceptualizing participation in alternative media as work. … Continue reading New book chapter in Alternative Media in Canada