Jonathan Tasini

authors' advocate

Jonathan Tasini has worked as an authors’ advocate in the U.S. and globally for more than two decades. He served as president of the US National Writers Union from 1990-2003 and has also been a board member of the International Federation of Journalists. He was the lead plaintiff in the landmark electronic rights case, Tasini v. The New York Times, which the U.S. Supreme Court decided on behalf of authors in June 2001. He been writing, lecturing and blogging on economic, political and labor affairs for almost three decades for a wide variety of publications and media organizations, including The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The Washington Post, The New York Times, CNBC and Playboy.

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Events in past editions
#IJF12 / 28 april 2012

work for free?!

Work for free—that’s the new mantra spreading across the globe. It’s a virus—and it’s a great threat to the viability of journalists as a working profession, particularly to independent, f...