Spotlight: ALL WORKPLACES ARE WORKPLACES ABOUT POWER

Swirling beneath every single one of this year’s breaking stories and major crises is work and labor: not only of the people in the headlines, but of the audio storytellers, ourselves.

Swirling beneath every single one of this year’s breaking stories and major crises is work and labor: not only of the people in the headlines, but of the audio storytellers, ourselves.

How does the media fail to cover the working class, work, and labor? Why is working class, in media speak, a synonym for "white men?" And how does this impact our culture, our world, and our own spaces of work? Unless we confront the system of media we operate inside of and they way power works within our own industry, we can not properly confront and cover structural power and inequality as journalists and audio storytellers.


Featuring

Sandhya Dirks

Sandhya Dirks (@sandhyadirks) is the race and equity reporter at KQED public radio, where she focuses on long form documentary storytelling.

Carla Murphy

Carla Murphy (@carlamurphy) is a social justice journalist and editorial consultant who explores race, class, status and power in and for low-income communities of color.

Emily Guendelsberger

Emily Guendelsberger (@emilygee) is a journalist and author of On the Clock , a book about technology, low-wage work, and how the two combine to make everyone miserable and insane.