A few weeks back, the NY Times's
Editorial Board penned a piece commending N.Y.U. and Columbia for their recent moves to block unpaid internships, veiled by the draw of "academic credit." Except the Times
itself was still offering unpaid, academic internships to young journalists. That changes today: Academic interns at the Times
will now receive $8 an hour for their time, and be given back wages for the unpaid time spent there already this semester.