Condé Nast has stopped paying interns, a report says

The magazine giant’s apparent response to a lawsuit over low wages is to eliminate stipends, the interns say.

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The newest volley in the battle comes from magazine publisher Condé Nast. According to the Tumblr Who Pays Interns?, the company has ended its policy of giving interns a $550 stipend for their work. That report was then picked up by Gawker.

In June, two former interns sued the publisher of Condé Nast Traveler, The New Yorker, and Vogue over what they deemed to be unfair pay practices in the wake of a court victory for two unpaid interns who worked on the film “Black Swan.”

Who Pays Interns? reports that one former Condé Nast intern asked about the money she was owed for working this past spring and was told the practice of paying the stipend had been discontinued.

“Eight current and former interns at other Condé magazines tell us that they are also not receiving stipends,” the report continues.

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