Wednesday, October 23, 2013

As the Magazine World (In)terns

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Magazine monolith Conde Nast is dropping its intern program at the end of this year, according to Women's Wear Daily (

Wary of a rising industry trend and itself mired in two lawsuits brought by two former interns alleging they were paid below minimum wage during their apprenticeships, Conde Nast has opted to discontinue its internship program, the WWD article reports. Lawsuits against the magazine publisher brought by former W intern Lauren Ballinger and one-time New Yorker intern Matthew Lieb are still pending.

Hearst has been sued by a former Harper's Bazaar intern and Fox Searchlight settled a lawsuit brought by two former interns, among other media conglomerates that have operated training programs accused of under-paying interns.
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