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We call it precariat

Newswork and Precarity
WORK / Precarious working life is perhaps alluring with its freedom and flexibility. But with the precarious also comes the uncontrollable, the unpredictability and the lack of rights. Precarious work has become widespread in a subject such as journalism. Nevertheless, I am still tempted by the flexible tasks, by the sense of variability, freedom almost.

Already while I was studying to be a journalist in the 00s, it happened. I started working here and there with journalistic texts. Got an assignment here and another there. It was catchy. Imagine writing a review of a movie or a book and then even getting a little bit of money for it. . . .

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Steffen Moestrup
Regular contributor to MODERN TIMES, and docent at Denmark's Medie- og Journalisthøjskole.

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