Posts Tagged ‘unpaid internships’

Unpaid Internships: A People’s History


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by Sara Tatelman   When Ross Perlin told his grandparents about his first internship, they thought he was becoming a doctor. And fair enough—until the 1970s, the word “intern” primarily referred to freshly minted MDs practicing under supervision. And they [Read the full article…]

March events for students and freelancers in Halifax


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CMG Freelance and CWA Canada Associate Members are collaborating on three upcoming events in Halifax. Two free training and networking sessions for students, freelancers and other media workers, and the third is an action in solidarity with the Halifax Chronicle [Read the full article…]

Pay Your Interns! 2016 Spring Summit


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A film screening and panel discussion sponsored by CWA Associate Members

Livestream of Panel on Internships in the Media – Sat Nov 14, 11:30 AM ET

Katherine Lapointe
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At tomorrow’s CWA Canada Associate Member Media Worker Forum, we will be livestreaming a panel discussion on the role of unions, employers and journalism schools in ensuring internships in the media are non-exploitative and good learning experiences. Watch the livestream [Read the full article…]

Media Worker Forum


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We’re excited to be hosting a free day of training, discussion and networking for student, volunteer, and precarious media workers. Food and drinks will be provided throughout the day. FREE – REGISTER HERE WHEN — Saturday, November 14, 11:00 AM [Read the full article…]

CWA Canada makes recommendations to improve Ontario employment and labour law


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CWA Canada Associate Members appeared on Friday, September 18 before The Changing Workplaces Review to make recommendations for updates to Ontario labour and employment law. We argued that too many young and entry-level media workers are currently excluded from protections [Read the full article…]

Media Mixer!


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Free event for media students, volunteers, interns and precarious workers Wednesday, November 12 6:00 PM The Foundery, 376 Bathurst Join us for drinks and snacks as we meet one another and talk about the opportunities and barriers facing us in [Read the full article…]

Getting Hired! Resume, cover letter and interview advice from industry pros


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Join us for an online Q&A for emerging media workers! Organized by Canadian University Press and CWA Canada Associate Members Date: Tuesday, September 16 Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET Speakers: Käthe Lemon – Editor in Chief of Avenue Magazine,  [Read the full article…]

The Unpaid Internship Conspiracy

by Derek Finkle
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Why Toronto Life’s first intern backs the Ontario labour ministry in shutting down the magazine’s twenty-one-year-old internship program and others that don’t pay   I won’t lie: when John Macfarlane called me in May of 1993 and offered me a four-month [Read the full article…]

Crackdown on unpaid internships a positive step, but the collective struggle must continue

by Katherine Lapointe
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This week, the Ontario Ministry of Labour told The Walrus and Toronto Life to bring their internship programs into compliance with the Employment Standards Act (ESA). Both publications had a long history of offering full time, months-long, unpaid internships for contributing to the main work of the [Read the full article…]