Yesterday brought the big news that marked the end of an era: Condé Nast is discontinuing its internship program. It was an institution that opened many a door for some of today's leading journalists and fashion folk. The announcement undoubtedly shattered the dreams of thousands of hopeful applicants, and has served as a catalyst for an even deeper conversation about the ethics of an unpaid internship.
While many are still sorting out how they feel about the loss of the program, others have been vocal in both their questioning and their opinions. And, as much as the press can speculate and offer insight, we had to wonder: What do the industry's elite have to say about it? Ahead, the Twitter reactions from 10 major influencers.
Is Conde eliminating the corporate internship program or banning interns altogether? HUGE difference. Have a feeling it's the former.— Lauren Sherman (@lapresmidi) October 23, 2013
Lauren Sherman, editor at large, Fashionista