Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The painful truth about unpaid media internships.

In an earlier era, most big newsrooms and magazines had transcribers or used transcription services. You don’t see a lot of that anymore. On the rare occasion I can wrangle an intern to transcribe a long interview for me, I jump at the chance. Does that intern learn something from the experience of listening to me conduct an interview? The first few times, probably yes. The fiftieth time, not so much.
Jeff Bercovici speaks the unspeakable.

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