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On the New York Times and its interns

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.





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