On The Media

Battling media narratives over Syria, a terrible anniversary, and more

Friday, September 13, 2013

A shift in the discussion about air strikes in Syria, a look at civil liberties 12 years after September 11, and why the Internet is obsessed with cats.

The Brian Lehrer Show

When Do You Work for Free?

Thursday, March 07, 2013

A recent blog post by writer Nate Thayer has sparked a conversation about journalists working for free. We broaden the conversation to all fields — when is it worth it to work for no pay?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Freelancing 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sarah Horowitz, founder and executive director of Freelancers Union, discusses her new book, The Freelancer's Bible, the impact of Sandy on New York workers, and what freelancers may want from a second Obama term.

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The Takeaway

Former Marine, Now Covering Syrian Uprising

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Syria’s government is being pushed to the edge by the rebel militia. One reporter has a unique perspective on the fighting. He’s a former U.S. Marine.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Freelancers Collect

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sara Horowitz, founder and executive director of the Freelancers Union, talks about the proposed Freelancer Payment Protection ActFreelancers: do you have deadbeat clients? Call (212) 433-WNYC (9692) or comment here.

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Conducting Business

Freelance Musicians See Jobs Dwindle. Will Audiences Notice?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Many of the regional orchestras, Broadway pits and jingle houses that freelancers rely on have cut back or shuttered, forcing musicians to get more creative.

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It's A Free Country ®

Election Results Are In: How Will They Affect Net Neutrality, Freelancers and Space?

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

So you end up with this really difficult political moment where defending network neutrality, which should be sort of common sense in many areas, is that much harder because people have this sort of allergic reaction to the idea of government intervention, even if that intervention is to maintain a free market.

- Siva Vaidhyanathan, associate professor of media studies and law at the University of Virginia on The Brian Lehrer Show.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Election Fall-Out: Net Neutrality, Freelancers, Space

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

We shine the spotlight on a few smaller issues that were affected significantly by the results of last Tuesday's election. Siva Vaidhyanathan, associate professor of media studies and law at the University of Virginia, talks about the midterm elections, and what they will mean for net neutrality; also, Sara Horowitz, executive director of Working Today Freelancer's Union, talks about the midterm elections, and what they will mean for freelancers; then, Tariq Malik, Managing Editor for, talks about the midterm elections, and what they will mean for NASA and the American Space program.

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