CWA Canada releases project on media worker rights and labour reporting

by Emily Katz  Labour stories are getting lost. At least, that’s what research for the recently launched Media Works: A Labour Rights and Reporting Project has discovered. At a time when people in Canada are spending more hours than ever traveling to, thinking about, and simply being at work, this is concerning. As handbook co-writer Haseena […]

Posted on May 8, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Media Works launch party April 29th

A media/labour project that has been in the works for several months is now ready to go, and there’s going to be a party to celebrate. The Media Works launch party is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29th, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at The Foundery (376 Bathurst St) in Toronto. Media Works is a project sponsored by CWA-Canada in partnership […]

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Unpaid internships: A moral dilemma for journalism students and the media community

by Zoe Melnyk   Journalism students across Ontario are struggling with the moral dilemma of participating in unpaid internships while trying to build experience for their portfolios. Journalism students are being taught that simply having a degree isn’t enough to get a job anymore. Students are being pushed into doing internships and the majority of the […]

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Canadian journalism schools and the internship issue… Work for pay or pay to work?

by Sara Tatelman   “Volunteer to do something which is at least somewhat related to your expertise,” Stephen Poloz, governor of the Bank of Canada, urged unemployed youth in a widely criticized November 2014 speech. More often than not, following this advice would mean undertaking an unpaid internship rather than helping at a food bank, […]

Posted on April 2, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,