In three separate interviews, special issue coeditor Max Fraser discusses the past, present, and future of labor journalism with three of today’s most widely read labor writers: Steven Greenhouse, formerly of the New York Times; Labor Notes’s Jane Slaughter; and freelance writer Sarah Jaffe. Together, they offer a unique perspective on the evolving political and economic landscape of the labor beat during recent decades, as labor’s long decline and the deteriorating fortunes of “traditional media” news outlets have combined to refashion the way writers cover work, class, and social change in American life.
Labor Journalism Today: Three Interviews
MAX FRASER received his PhD in American history at Yale in 2017. He has reported widely on the labor movement, contributes a regular column to New Labor Forum, and spent five years working at The Nation. He is currently a Junior Fellow at the Dartmouth Society of Fellows.