Reporter Sarah Jaffe to explore our relationship with work
“For Love or Money: On Working More and Making Less and Having to Pretend to Like It” is the title of a talk that will be given on Thursday, March 28, by Sarah Jaffe, a reporting fellow at the Type Media Institute and an independent journalist.
Jaffe’s talk as a Yale Poynter Fellow will take place at 2:30 p.m. in Rm. 208 of the Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. It is free and open to the public.
As a journalist, Jaffe covers labor, economic justice, social movements, politics, gender, and pop culture. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and many other prominent publications. She is the author of “Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt,” which examines movements such as #BlackLivesMatter and Occupy Wall Street, which have seen ordinary Americans become activists. She is also the cohost of Dissent magazine’s “Belabored” podcast with Michelle Chen.
Her next book will focus on the “labor of love,” which will investigate the nature of one’s relationship to their job and how it can affect their bank accounts, happiness, and security regardless of the type of work.
Jaffe was one of the first reporters to cover Occupy Wall Street and the Fight for $15 campaign, and has been invited to various radio and television programs to speak on a range of topics, from public sector unions to punk rock to Superstorm Sandy.
She received her master’s degree in journalism from Temple University in Philadelphia and earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Loyola University in New Orleans.
The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus distinguished reporters, editors and others who have made important contributions to the media. Among recent Poynter fellows are Dara Lind, Larry Fink, Sam Pollard and Roseanne Cash.