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Frontera norte

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REYNA GARCIA, Víctor Hugo. Individualized Work and Unemployment Risk in Northern Mexico Newspapers. Frontera norte [online]. 2019, vol.31, e2047.  Epub Feb 05, 2020. ISSN 2594-0260.

The present article analyzes the relationship between the individualization of labor relations and the actualization or staging of unemployment risk in different newspapers in northern Mexico. Once defined as pioneers in the modernization of Mexican journalism, newspapers in the region have also distinguished themselves by their use of direct contracting schemes with their employees. Based on Beck’s theory of labor and fieldwork conducted in Baja California, Nuevo León, and Sonora, this study describes the experiences and perceptions of journalists who work in these organizations concerning their labor relations and employment continuity. Our results revealed the unintended consequences of the modernizing project.

Keywords : individualization; unemployment risk; journalism; labor; northern Mexico.

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