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Stephen Colbert On Working For Free

I haven’t posted on this blog in forever, but this video – a clip from last night’s Colbert Report – seemed like a good way to get my feet wet again. In this clip, Stephen Colbert discusses the recent layoff of 50 staff members at CNN: “Nobody important. Just editors and photojournalists.”

The commentary is typical Colbert – humorous and simultaneously scathing – and I can’t help but relate his argument against CNN i-Reporters to ones against bloggers who write for exposure rather than wages. The situation is laid out so neatly so as to seem absurd. Sadly, it’s a very real problem.

Enjoy the video…

Melanie Renzulli

Melanie Renzulli writes about travel, food, tech, sports, parenting, and the writing life. She is currently the guide to USA Travel on About.com and proprietor of the Italy travel website Italofile.com. Follow her on twitter @melanierenzulli.

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