Abstract

Abstract:

This article takes stock of the recent union organizing in digital media. It offers some context, beginning with a discussion of the crisis in the traditional, print-based news business that is both cause and effect of the growth of the digital news media. The article then provides a sampling of the ways in which this crisis has been diagnosed and understood, in terms of the basic economics of the business and in terms of its dire implications for the public sphere. A review of the main themes in the history of union-based struggle in the news industry, followed by considerations of the union role on the infrastructural side of the increasingly Internet-based communications industry, helps pinpoint both the challenges and the possibilities represented by the unionization of digital media workers.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1558-1454
Print ISSN
1547-6715
Pages
pp. 55-76
Launched on MUSE
2018-09-28
Open Access
No
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