From Pink Slips to Pink Slime: Transforming Media Labor in a Digital Age

@article{Cohen2015FromPS,
  title={From Pink Slips to Pink Slime: Transforming Media Labor in a Digital Age},
  author={Nicole S. Cohen},
  journal={The Communication Review},
  year={2015},
  volume={18},
  pages={122 - 98}
}
This paper examines some of the labor processes involved inthe expansion of digital journalism to comment on the nature and implications of transformations in journalistic work in a digital age. Specifically, I survey four practices that stand out as putting pressure on traditional journalism production: outsourcing, unpaid labor, metrics and measurement, and automation. Although these practices are unevenly incorporated into mainstream news production (and in some cases are still marginal… 
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