Writers' Rights

Freelance Journalism in a Digital Age

Author: Nicole S. Cohen

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773599770

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

View: 2090


As media industries undergo rapid change, the conditions of media work are shifting just as quickly, with an explosion in the number of journalists working as freelancers. Although commentary frequently lauds freelancers as ideal workers for the information age – adaptable, multi-skilled, and entrepreneurial – Nicole Cohen argues that freelance media work is increasingly precarious, marked by declining incomes, loss of control over one’s work, intense workloads, long hours, and limited access to labour and social protections. Writers’ Rights provides context for freelancers’ struggles and identifies the points of contention between journalists and big business. Through interviews and a survey of freelancers, Cohen highlights the paradoxes of freelancing, which can be simultaneously precarious and satisfying, risky and rewarding. She documents the transformation of freelancing from a way for journalists to resist salaried labour in pursuit of autonomy into a strategy for media firms to intensify exploitation of freelance writers’ labour power, and presents case studies of freelancers’ efforts to collectively transform their conditions. A groundbreaking and timely intervention into debates about the future of journalism, organizing precariously employed workers, and the transformation of media work in a digital age, Writers’ Rights makes clear what is at stake for journalism’s democratic role when the costs and risks of its production are offloaded onto individuals.

A Writer's Guide To Getting Published In Magazines

Author: Dianne DeSpain

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 1614171661

Category: Fiction

Page: 183

View: 9783


The definitive choice in how-to get published books, A Writer’s Guide to Getting Published in Magazines covers the topics every aspiring magazine writer must know in order to achieve success, including: Deciding your target audience and what magazines you want to approach; How to do your article research; Writing query letters and what to include in the query package; Writing an article proposal; How to decide what articles to write; A description of article types often open to freelancers; Finding an expert to interview; Sidebars, photos and clips; Protocol for working with editors; Manuscript formats and writing the actual article; Contracts, rights and the business side or writing for magazines. Written by an experienced freelancer whose byline appeared in most of the leading consumers’ magazines for over a decade, A Writer’s Guide to Getting Published in Magazines is a basic tool every aspiring magazine writer needs at the beginning of his or her career.

China Court Cases on Intellectual Property Rights

Author: ??

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041134190

Category: Law

Page: 361

View: 2263


This book presents, in extraordinary detail, sixteen landmark cases that profoundly affect the protection of intellectual property rights in China. Written by six prominent Chinese legal scholars and jurists - including judges who themselves participated in these decisions - each case is fully described and analysed: the parties and their representatives, the basic facts, the facts ascertained by the court, the evidence presented by plaintiffs and defendants, the judges' opinions with their arguments and reasoning, the unanimous conclusions, and the judgment, along with a wealth of deeply informed comment. Among the questions raised by these cases are the following: Is a website within the definition of a 'work' in copyright law, and thus protected? How should the acts of uploading and downloading of works from the Internet be classified? Can the concept of torts be applied in the Internet context? What is the legal liability of an Internet service provider? How is a defendant's 'unreasonable conduct' to be determined? Who is responsible for the determination of 'artistic value' - e.g., of clothing designs? What evidence must be presented to serve as sufficient proof that a domain name is a party's own creation? In what a manner should packaging and decoration be regarded? How should the 'author' in copyright conflict cases be identified? How should an unauthorized web link be judged? When do separate components assembled to create a product enjoy copyright protection? How should damages be determined? An introductory essay provides a detailed overview of the characteristics of China's intellectual property law as it continues to develop, with attention to such factors as the specific laws enacted, the various courts and tribunals to which IP cases are assigned, the progress of a case, starting from filing to winding up, regulations, reform programs, and rules of evidence. The editor puts forward his own proposals - particularly in light of the so-called 'interfering factors' - on reform of civil trial style in intellectual property cases. It is difficult to overstate the value of this book to anyone involved in business dealings in China. With its authoritative expertise, abundant detail, and thorough elucidation of the salient features of developing IP law and practice in China, it will serve interested parties for years to come.

The 9 Rights of Every Writer

A Guide for Teachers

Author: Vicki Spandel

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325007366

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 156

View: 9454


Grades K-12 In The 9 Rights of Every Writer Spandel invites nine published authors into a discussion of what makes writing work. Well-known novelists, researchers, science writers, and teacher-writers join this dynamic conversation, and together they draw vital conclusions about teaching strategies that both lead to growth in craft and allow good teaching to flourish. As you will discover, The 9 Rights of Every Writer weaves the philosophical into the practical, offering powerful, ready-to-use lessons that jumpstart the progress of the writers in your classroom and help them reach writing standards.

Cultural Studies of Rights

Critical Articulations

Author: John Nguyet Erni

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317979346

Category: Social Science

Page: 123

View: 3964


At a time of global uncertainties and erosion of liberties, how will cultural studies clear a space for a parallel intellectual and political engagement with human rights practice? How will human rights thinking be liberated from its doctrinal approach to ethics and legal justice? This book forges an alliance between cultural studies and human rights scholarships, to help us better understand the changing and complex political context that continuously shapes contemporary violence. To date, interdisciplinary dialogue or institutional collaboration remains rare across the two domains, resulting in critical interpretive work appearing too vacuous at times and institutional legal work often trapped in doctrinalism. By opening a door for a new and engaging scholarship, this book will re-ignite debates and passions within communication and critical cultural studies in the search for global justice. This book was originally published as a special issue of Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies.

Aspasia 2008

International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women's and Gender History

Author: Francisca De Haan,Maria Bucur,Krassimira Daskalova

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845456344

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 8989



Early French and German defenses of freedom of the press [electronic resource]

Elie Luzac's essay on Freedom of expression, 1749 and Carl Friedrich Bahrdt's On freedom of the press and its limits, 1787 in English translation

Author: John Christian Laursen,Johan Van Der Zande,Elias Luzac

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004130173

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 8466


This volume contains English translations of Elie Luzac's "Essay on Freedom of Expression" (1749) and Carl Friedrich Bahrdt's "On Freedom of the Press and its Limits" (1787). These texts demonstrate that the intellectual resources for defending modern intellectual freedom were not a monopoly of anglophone cultures.