Called Out on Hypocrisy, NYT Will Pay Interns

March 26, 2014

A few weeks ago The New York Times, while recruiting students for its own unpaid video internship (the ad for which has been removed), commended Columbia and New York Universities for moving away from internships that substitute academic credit for pay. After being called out on the apparent hypocrisy, the paper of record told BoroughBuzz Tuesday that it will pay interns minimum wage, starting now. Interns who previously worked 10 to 13 hours a week during an academic semester for a $500 stipend will now make $8 an hour.

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