The Absurdity of Working For Free!
Below Stephen Colbert brings a satirical, yet true to the point look at media professionals working for free. I’ve done it, and more than likely you’ve done it as well. But, it is never a good idea. Yet, CNN last month that laid off 50 reporters citing technological efficiencies and user generated content as the catalysts, aka “iReporters”. Give me a break? This harkens back to discussions we have had here and on Twitter about young photographers giving away their services in hope of jump-starting their careers. All it really does is provide cheap media for the client and lower the bar a professionalism.
Enjoy this report and feel free to chime in.
Admin note: Apparently this video feed is block in some countries. Odd that living in Malaysia I can view it, when others in England and Australia cannot. For this I apologize.