We always knew Eleanor Roosevelt was a trailblazer. But we have forgotten just how many trails she had to blaze:
Eleanor Roosevelt, then the brand-new first lady, walked to church by herself, “shattering another precedent,” on March 12, 1933. This item was published in the L.A. Times the following day. (Her husband had just been sworn in earlier that month, on March 4.)
here’s to shattering more precedents!
–A former student’s review of an unpaid internship at Medill. “ It was an exceptional internship experience,” but the intern was also forced into credit card debt.
Today, current and former students added reviews of their experience interning for academic credit at American University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, New York University, SUNY Albany, Northwestern and the University of Oklahoma.
That brings the total to 33 schools in #ProjectIntern’s database. Help shed light on 100 schools by the end of the semester by adding yours today!
Even when the issue matters deeply to women, men’s voices dominate the news coverage/conversaton, from the latest Women’s Media Center report on “The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2013”
Quartz has announced that it has reached 50,000 subscribers to its daily email news round-up. The business news site which launched in September 2012 has an impressive email open rate of 40%.
The release of these stats made me look back at my notes on the Evening Edition, a news service…
Some helpful tips on successful email newsletters from Quartz (40% open rate!)
rosa brooks’ thoughtful counterpoint to the “lean in” movement. I’m all about more constructive “reclining” :)
deconstructing POTUS optics.
What would happen if an unpaid intern’s lawsuit ended up before the Supreme Court? While the legal outcome of the case isn’t necessarily clear, Bloomberg View columnist Jonathan Weil points out that the situation might be a bit awkward, noting: “The Supreme Court has unpaid interns, too.”
According to a brochure for the positions, referenced in Weil’s column and excerpted above, interns can expect to work full-time for no compensation — except the possibility of a scholarship, received only after the internship is completed and if the student returns to an undergraduate, graduate or professional degree program.
"Someday the justices may have to ask if what’s good for the court is also good for the rest of the country," Weil writes. "The example the court is setting speaks volumes already."
(Photo source: Judicial Internship Program brochure)
Potentially awkward: high court that hires unpaid interns hearing case on unpaid interns.
Find out what Chinese censors consider too sensitive for Sina Weibo (aka China’s Twitter) in this awesome new ProPublica app. (via How to Get Censored on China’s Twitter - ProPublica)
Ever see an internship listing and think, “there is no way that’s legal”? We have, too. We’re rounding up the most questionable (and ridiculous) unpaid internship posts you come across — from a Los Angeles bakery looking for an experienced cook to decorate confections for free, to a…
Help us find those intern listings, y’all.