Journalism in the Public Interest


May 06, 2013 Archives

Intern vs. Mayor: Battle Bares Bloomberg’s Argument for Secrecy

When Mayor Michael Bloomberg tapped Cathie Black to be schools chancellor, a lowly intern filed a freedom of information request that the city fought for two years. Now, that intern reflects on why the mayor tried so hard to keep secret emails that turned out to be innocuous.

Have You Held An Internship Recently? Help Us Investigate

In the past few decades, the number of internships in the United States has ballooned. But legal protection for interns, particularly those who are unpaid, hasn’t kept pace with this rapidly emerging workforce. That’s why we’re turning our eyes to internships in the U.S.