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Testimonials

Hilary Russ

Journalist, Reuters

“One of the NewsGuild’s biggest strengths is that they understand the journalism business so well. We all want to do the best journalism we can. And it’s important to know that it’s not just about a contract… the Guild wants to make sure that their journalists are doing the best work that they can. And that’s important to me because I care about the quality of the work that I do.”

Richard Perez-Pena

Reporter, New York Times

"I've worked in non-union shops where the pay was lousy, the benefits were lousy, there was no protection from the whims of bosses, there wasn't much camaraderie among the employees, and people couldn't wait to move on. I know that I and the people around me are better off dealing with management as part of a unified team with rights, rather than as individuals with little power, who can be played off against each other."

Erik Piepenburg

Senior Theater Editor, New York Times

"So much of the digital world involves being on call for what feels like 24-hours-a-day, with a news cycle that never stops. One of the biggest differences for me and my digital colleagues is that the NewsGuild has our back, understands the need for a balance between work and life, and makes sure we’re properly compensated for the time that we work. Being represented by the Guild has made a huge difference for us."

From The Daily News | After a tough, three-year battle, NewsGuild of New York journalists at Thomson Reuters ratified a new contract Thursday evening. The deal will remain in effect through December 2020, and it covers roughly 400 reporters, producers and other staffers, the Guild said.

After three years without a contract, NewsGuild members garnered wage increases, an increased parental leave package and improved compensation for intrusive work schedules. 

You don’t need me to throw statistics at you about how influential social media is for news organizations and individual journalists. But I will anyway. A Cision study from this year found that “90 percent of respondents use social media for work at least once a week and 48 percent could not successfully complete their work without social media.”

Artificial intelligence will serve us better in 2018, while reminding us that we aren’t that interesting, or that committed to maintaining our privacy. Audience-centric use of artificial intelligence is predicated on human behavior being pattern-based and, therefore, predictive. When you wake up, what you eat for breakfast, how often you call your mom, what you...

My prediction: The news industry will continue to shine a light on itself, and we won’t like what we see. That’s good. The end of 2016 brought a lot of soul searching to newsrooms throughout the country, as journalists worked to figure out how their political coverage led to just about everyone incorrectly predicting the...

I run a technology services company and one-third of our work is directly servicing and building large, scalable content platforms for very large media companies. While much of the discussion about media company strategy over the last year centered on the “pivot to video” move, I’d suggest that the real growth focus for larger firms...

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