UK: Unpaid interns: ‘It’s exploitation’

The British National Union of Journalist has produced a survey in April on unfair internship practices in newsrooms in the UK.

NUJ general secretary Jeremy Dear said: “That’s not work experience; that’s work. Many media companies seem to think that it’s acceptable to exploit the hopes and dreams of recent journalism graduates by getting them to work for free in exchange for flimsy promises of future work.”

Things may get heated in the UK as “the union will now campaign on the issue and has threatened to name companies singled out in the survey.” It would be a good thing.

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