The changing nature of work: a global survey and case study of atypical work in the media industry


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Author: Walters, Emma; Warren, Christopher; Dobbie, Michael


The media industry has undergone dramatic growth and change over the last two decades due in part to globalization, democratization and technical and creative innovation. The rapid growth has meant significant changes in the structure of the labour market and in the organization of work both within and outside the framework of the employment relationship. Journalists and media workers are increasingly being employed in atypical and contingent employment relationships - casual employment, use of contract work and the rise of the use of triangular, ambiguous and disguised employment. As a...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Research; Employment; Labour market

Keywords: Survey; Questionnaire; Case study; Contract labour; Self employment; Temporary employment

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Brussels, Belgium: International Federation of Journalists, 2006

Physical description: vii, 31 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Emma Walters, Christopher Warren and Mike Dobbie

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 122.1080

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