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|Laborfest: Blogging, Journalism, The Net & Free Labor|
|Date||Sunday July 31|
|Time||1:00 PM - 3:00 PM|
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ILWU Local 34 Hall, 801 Second St., San Francisco. Next to baseball stadium. Walk the one mile from Market on Second or on the Embarcadero to 801 Second Street or take public transportation:
T or N train from Embarcadero Station to Second and King Station;
30 or 45 bus from Market and Fourth Streets (Powell Station) to end of line at Townsend between Fourth and Third, then walk one block to Second Street;
47 bus which travels on Van Ness ends at Cal Train Station at 4th and Townsend, then walk on Townsend to Second Street;
10 bus which runs from Powell on Pacific to Battery, on Battery to Third and Townsend, so get off at Second Street. Also runs from 25th and Potrero, on Wisconsin, Connecticut, Townsend to Second Street.
Blogging, Journalism, The Net & Free Labor
The Internet has been used to destroy thousands of professional journalist and writers’ jobs. It is also being used to force writers and media workers to work for free and the sale of the Huffington Post for $315 million. And then there's the $4 million annual salary that Huffington is receiving is a vivid example of how the free labor of others is being used to benefit the wealthy. This forum will look at the history of this technology in destroying jobs and how it is now forcing writers and other media workers to work for free.
With labor journalist Mike Elk (by Skype) who was fired by Arriana Huffington’s Post, WGA member and screenwriter Dalessandro James, Steve Zeltzer, of Labor Video Project and a member CWA Free Lancers and Rebecca Rosen Lum, CWA 39521 Guild Freelancers Unit Chair-Pacific Media Workers
Sponsored by Labor Video Project