Unpaid internships are OK but never work for free

Speaking on a media innovation panel last month, TheAtlantic.com deputy editor Matt Thompson implored student journalists to know their own value and to know what you’re getting out of an internship.

“Make sure you’re never just working for a theoretical sort of notion of exposure to a random audience that you have no connection with or investment in. Make sure you know what you’re getting for your work,” Thompson said.

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Khari Johnson
Khari is founder and editor of Through the Cracks: Crowdfunding in Journalism. He also writes about bots and artificial intelligence for VentureBeat. He has built news startups in the U.S. and Europe for the last decade.

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