Author Archive: Blair Hickman for ProPublica

Blair Hickman is ProPublica's community editor. Previously, she led online editorial and outreach strategy for Dowser Media. Prior to that, she was a multimedia assistant for the PBS series "Women, War & Peace" and a writer for Mediaite, focusing on news and emerging media. She's contributed content to a range of publications, including Jezebel, the New York Daily News and Patch. Hickman is a graduate of NYU's Journalism's Studio20 and Brown University's Nonfiction Writing program.

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Making Millions Off the Backs of Unpaid Workers — ‘Black Swan’ Takes the Lead

A federal judge, last week, issued the first major ruling on the illegality of unpaid internships in recent years, challenging a rise in corporate reliance on uncompensated workers. Judge William H. Pauley III ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures violated U.S. and New York minimum wage laws by not paying two production interns for work done […]

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