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This edition: New Media, Old Problems: Buzzfeed, Vox, and Vice Unionize

Episode Details

Original tape date: February 22, 2019.

First aired: March 19, 2019.

The media layoffs are here. It's new media’s sky-is-falling moment. Instead of the promised golden age, we're seeing rolling cutbacks and massive layoffs at digital darlings like VICE and BuzzFeed. Is that it for workers rights? Are unions any match for advertising pressure from Google and Facebook?

Kim Kelly is a labor reporter with bylines in VICE and Teen Vogue, who helped to organize Vice Union. Nastaran Mohit is the organizing director for NewsGuild NY. Albert Samaha is a BuzzFeed News investigative reporter who has been active in their unionizing process.

Guest List

Kim Kelly Council Member, Writers Guild of America East

Nastaran Mohit Organizing Director, NewsGuild of NY

Albert Samaha Investigative Reporter, BuzzFeed News

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