tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society

tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society provides a forum to discuss the challenges humanity is facing in the information society today.

It promotes contributions within an emerging science of the information society with a special interest in critical studies following the highest standards of peer review.

It is a journal that focuses on information society studies and studies of media, digital media, information and communication in society with a special interest in critical studies in these thematic areas.

The journal has a special interest in disseminating articles that focus on the role of information (cognition/knowledge, communication, cooperation) in contemporary capitalist societies. For this task, articles should employ critical theories and/or empirical research inspired by critical theories and/or philosophy and ethics guided by critical thinking as well as relate the analysis to power structures and inequalities of capitalism, especially forms of stratification such as class, racist and other ideologies and capitalist patriarchy.

Papers should reflect on how the presented findings contribute to the illumination of conditions that foster or hinder the advancement of a global sustainable and participatory information society.

It is the journal´s mission to encourage uncommon sense, fresh perspectives and unconventional ideas, and connect leading thinkers and young scholars in inspiring reflections.

tripleC is a transdisciplinary journal that is open to contributions from all disciplines and approaches that critically and with a focus on power structures analyze the role of cognition, communication, cooperation, information, media, digital media and communication in the information society.

We are especially interested in how analyses relate to normative, political and critical dimensions of the information society and how they help illuminating conditions that foster or hinder the advancement of a global sustainable, inclusive and participatory information society.

We accept articles from all disciplines and combinations of disciplines carried out with any type of methods that focus on topics relating to the role of information, media, digital media and communication in contemporary society, politics, culture, and economy and the interrelation of humans and technology. We publish both theoretical and empirical research.

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New special issue published: Philosophers of the World Unite! Theorising Digital Labour and Virtual Work

Special issue: Philosophers of the World Unite! Theorising Digital Labour and Virtual Work - Definitions, Dimensions and Forms

Edited by Marisol Sandoval, Christian Fuchs, Jernej A. Prodnik, Sebastian Sevignani, Thomas Allmer

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News: Sign the 2014 Vienna Declaration on Freedom of Information

tripleC supports the Vienna Declaration on Freedom of Information that calls for "critical, alternative, independent and public service media with adequate resources, help establishing a resource-base for alternative Internet, social media, software and open access projects, and limit the dominance of advertising culture in the media and on the Internet"

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Vol 13, No 2 (2015)

Table of Contents

Special issue: Interrogating Internships

Interrogating Internships: Unpaid Work, Creative Industries, and Higher Education, Edited By: Greig de Peuter, Nicole S. Cohen, and Enda Brophy
Introduction PDF
Greig de Peuter, Nicole S. Cohen, Enda Brophy 329-335

Interrogating Internships: Conceptualizing Internships

Media and Cultural Industries Internships: A Thematic Review and Digital Labor Parallels PDF
Thomas Corrigan 336-350
From Apprenticeship to Internship: The Social and Legal Antecedents of the Intern Economy PDF
Alexandre Frenette 351-360
Interning and Investing: Rethinking Unpaid Work, Social Capital, and the “Human Capital Regime” PDF
Sophie Hope, Joanna Figiel 361-374
What Killed Moritz Erhardt? Internships and the Cultural Dangers of “Positive” Ideas PDF
Bogdan Costea, Peter Watt, Kostas Amiridis 375-389

Interrogating Internships: Internships and Creative Industries

Under the Cloak of Whiteness: A Circuit of Culture Analysis of Opportunity Hoarding and Colour-blind Racism Inside US Advertising Internship Programs PDF
Christopher Boulton 390-403
Reality TV’s Embrace of the Intern PDF
Tanner Mirrlees 404-422
Expo Milano 2015: The Institutionalization of Working for Free in Italy PDF
Roberto Ciccarelli 423-427
A History of Internships at CBC Television News PDF
Marlene Murphy 428-437
(De)valuing Intern Labour: Journalism Internship Pay Rates and Collective Representation in Canada PDF
Errol Salamon 438-458
Internships, Workfare, and the Cultural Industries: A British Perspective PDF
David Lee 459-470

Interrogating Internships: Internships and Higher Education

Nothing for Money and Your Work for Free: Internships and the Marketing of Higher Education PDF
Mara Einstein 471-485
“You Kind of Have to Bite the Bullet and do Bitch Work”: How Internships Teach Students to Unthink Exploitation in Public Relations PDF
Michelle Rodino-Colocino, Stephanie N. Berberick 486-500
Negotiating Educated Subjectivity: Intern Labour and Higher Education in Hong Kong PDF
Iam-chong Ip 501-508
Interrogating Course-Related Public Interest Internships in Communications PDF
Sandra Smeltzer 509-525
Educating the Precariat: Intern Labour and a Renewed Approach to Media Literacy Education PDF
Doug Tewksbury 526-532
Unwaged Posts in UK Universities: Controversies and Campaigns PDF
Kirsten Forkert, Ana Lopes 533-553

Interrogating Internships: Intern Labour Activism

Art Struggles: Confronting Internships and Unpaid Labour in Contemporary Art PDF
Panos Kompatsiaris 554-566
Report on Intern Rights Advocacy in 2013-2014 PDF
Intern Labor Rights 567-578
Ontario Interns Fight Back: Modes of Resistance Against Unpaid Internships PDF
William Webb 579-586
Challenging Intern Nation: A Roundtable with Intern Labour Activists in Canada PDF
Nicole Cohen, Greig de Peuter 587-598
Exploited for a Good Cause? Campaigning Against Unpaid Internships in the UK Charity Sector PDF
Vera Weghmann 599-602


The Digital Spatial Fix PDF HTML
Daniel Marcus Greene, Daniel Joseph 223–247
Austerity discourses in "Der Spiegel" magazine, 2009-2014 PDF HTML
Yiannis Mylonas 248–269
Anti-Neoliberal Neoliberalism: Post-Socialism and Bulgaria’s “Ataka” Party PDF HTML
Martin Marinos 274–297
Base, Superstructure and the Irish Property Crash—Towards a Crisis Theory of Communications PDF HTML
Henry Silke 298–320

Reflections (Non Peer-Reviewed)

On Dallas Smythe’s “Audience Commodity”: An Interview with Lee McGuigan and Vincent Manzerolle PDF HTML
Henry Adam Svec 270–273
Media and Information Technology in Ten Years’ Time: A Society of Control Both from Above and Below, and From Outside and Inside PDF HTML
Jörg Becker 321–328

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