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The Resource Writers' rights : freelance journalism in a digital age, Nicole S. Cohen

Writers' rights : freelance journalism in a digital age, Nicole S. Cohen

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Writers' rights : freelance journalism in a digital age
Title
Writers' rights
Title remainder
freelance journalism in a digital age
Statement of responsibility
Nicole S. Cohen
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As media industries undergo rapid change, conditions of media work are shifting. The number of journalists working as freelancers globally has exploded. While popular commentary positions freelancers as ideal workers for an information age--adaptable, multiskilled, and entrepreneurial--Nicole S. Cohen argues that freelance media work is becoming increasingly precarious, marked by declining incomes, loss of control over one's work, intense workloads, long hours, and limited access to labour and social protections. Like growing numbers of workers in the media, cultural, and entertainment sectors, freelance journalists are experiencing deepening precarity. The book provides context to the freelance struggles bubbling up as we barrel toward journalism's digital future, and identifies points of contention and movements toward change. Through interviews and a survey of freelancers, Cohen highlights the paradoxes of freelancing, which can be simultaneously precarious and satisfying, risky and rewarding. The book documents the transformation of freelancing from a way for journalists to resist salaried labour in pursuit of autonomy into a strategy for media firms to intensify exploitation of freelance writers' labour power. Cohen examines pressing issues of low pay, restrictive contracts, and unpaid work, and presents four new case studies of freelancers' efforts to collectively transform their conditions. his groundbreaking work offers a timely intervention into current debates about the future of journalism, organizing workers in precarious employment, and the transformation of media work in a digital age, making clear what's at stake for journalism's democratic role when the costs and risks of its production are offloaded onto individuals."--
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Cohen, Nicole S
Dewey number
070
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4731
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalists
  • Self-employed
  • Freelance journalism
  • Online journalism
  • Freelance journalism
  • Online journalism
  • Digital media
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Self-employed
  • Online journalism
  • Digital media
  • Freelance journalism
  • Journalists
Label
Writers' rights : freelance journalism in a digital age, Nicole S. Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Freedom's Double Edge: Freelance Journalism and Precarity -- 1 A Site of Struggle: Theorizing Freelance Media Work -- 2 A Labour History of Freelance Journalism -- 3 Freelancers' Dues: Wages, Contracts, Copyright -- 4 Hustle, Write, Code: The Microautonomy of Freelance Work -- 5 Work in the Content Factory: Doing Digital Journalism -- 6 Unite the Write: Freelancers and Collective Organization -- 7 Packs of Lone Wolves: Experiments in Organizing Freelancers -- Conclusion: Journalism's Precarity Penalty
Control code
951222486
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (323 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773599772
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
001c26f0-f639-4893-92a9-3867d5395d73
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951222486
Label
Writers' rights : freelance journalism in a digital age, Nicole S. Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Freedom's Double Edge: Freelance Journalism and Precarity -- 1 A Site of Struggle: Theorizing Freelance Media Work -- 2 A Labour History of Freelance Journalism -- 3 Freelancers' Dues: Wages, Contracts, Copyright -- 4 Hustle, Write, Code: The Microautonomy of Freelance Work -- 5 Work in the Content Factory: Doing Digital Journalism -- 6 Unite the Write: Freelancers and Collective Organization -- 7 Packs of Lone Wolves: Experiments in Organizing Freelancers -- Conclusion: Journalism's Precarity Penalty
Control code
951222486
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (323 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773599772
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
001c26f0-f639-4893-92a9-3867d5395d73
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951222486

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