In the second episode of series 4 we speak to a consumer culture scholar from the Victoria University of Wellington, and the founder and editor of The Indiependent about whether you should ever work for free.
Dr Kathleen Kuehn, senior lecturer in media studies, talks us through the prevalence of ‘hope-labour’ and Beth Kirkbride, a freelance journalist, and editor at The Indiependent, discusses how the nuances of working for free need to be explored.
Dr Kathleen Kuehn https://kmkuehn.com/
Katheleen’s book The Post-Snowden Era- Mass Surveillance and Privacy in New Zealand https://www.bwb.co.nz/books/the-post-snowden-era
Bethany Kirkbride, Freelance journalist and Founder and editor of The Indiependent
Academics Anonymous, The Guardian
The Indiependent https://www.indiependent.co.uk/
The Indiependent - writer of the month https://www.indiependent.co.uk/?s=writer+of+the+month
Press pad https://presspad.co.uk/
Journalism co.uk podcast: Robyn Vinter, founder of The Overtake, on closing down the publication https://www.journalism.co.uk/podcast/robyn-vinter-founder-of-the-overtake-on-closing-down-the-website/s399/a795339/
Article by Lily in The Overtake: Baking a difference
Information on rates of pay https://www.journoresources.org.uk/freelance-rates/ and https://www.journoresources.org.uk/journalism-salaries-how-much-journalists-paid/
NUJ freelance fees guide http://www.londonfreelance.org/feesguide/index.php
NUJ rates for the job http://www.londonfreelance.org/rates/index.php
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