Location: Fordham Law School Building, Skadden Conference Center, 150 W 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023
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Tuesday, May 3 • 4:10pm - 4:30pm
Exploring generational differences among freelance journalists: How different are millennials?

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Layoffs and outsourcing in the news business from consolidation and technology have led to a growing demand for and supply of freelancers. Transaction costs related to hiring them are declining but other management costs arise from both coordination and accommodating freelancers’ different attitudes and motivations compared to employees, especially among Millenials. This paper presents findings from a survey of international freelance journalists (n=453). An exploration of attitudinal and personality factors by workforce generation (Boomer, Gen X, Millenial) is described. Implications for media workforce managers are explained.

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Snow Dong

The Pennsylvania State University

Jenna Grzeslo

Penn State University
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Anne Hoag

Director, Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Associate Professor of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University
Anne Hoag teaches and conducts research in the areas of media entrepreneurship, media economics, and telecommunications management. Hoag's research focuses on media entrepreneurship, media economics, and telecommunications management. Two recent publications include "Measuring Media... Read More →

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Min Hang

Tsinghua University
Dr. Min Hang is Associate Professor in media management and economics at Tsinghua University, China. She chairs Tsinghua Global Business Journalism Program and she is deputy director of Media Management Research Center at Tsinghua University. She is also coordinating East Asia Institute... Read More →

Tuesday May 3, 2016 4:10pm - 4:30pm EDT
Room 402 Law School
  Media Workers & Creators
  • Manuscript # 1130
  • Session # A33