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

Anne Hoag

Associate Professor & Director, Center for Penn State Student Entrepreneurship, The Pennsylvania State University
Anne Hoag is associate professor of telecommunications and director of the Center for Penn State Student Entrepreneurship (CPSSE) which serves 87,000 Penn State students from more than 200 different majors. She teaches and conducts research in the areas of media entrepreneurship... 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