NewsGuild Shop Talk: Preserving a Legacy

Spend an evening at the NewsGuild on January 25 with Jeff Roth, renowned caretaker of The New York Times's "morgue" of news clippings and photographic prints, and Bill Hooper, archivist to "America's attic" at Time Inc. and find out how these two companies protect and preserve the legacies of journalism, of history. RSVP here

NY Guild February Media Mixer

Join Us at the Guild's Monthly Media Mixer!

We *heart* Journos! Join us for a celebration of real news and the people who produce it at our February Media Mixer on February 14!  More details to come. RSVP here!

Member Spotlight

Get to know Guild member and The Nation senior editor Sarah Leonard better with our 10 Questions.

Kia Johnson

Get to know Kia Johnson of Reuters and why she thinks journalism is critical now more than ever (and why Guild membership is vital in today's newsrooms). 

Video: ‘Invest In Us’

At a time when reporting the facts means more than ever, the New York Times’s dedicated employees are the company's best investment.

Organize With Us

Democracy depends on journalism, and there’s no better time for media organizations to unionize.

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."

The New York local is proud and honored to have worked alongside these journalists to bring union representation to one of the largest nonunion newsrooms in the country, and one with such vociferously anti-union management.

If a Tweet is sent and does not a like, does it make a sound? Beyond likes, retweets and emojis, there are other ways to measure the impact of a social posting, thanks to social media analytics tools. Conveniently, for Twitter and Facebook, these are built right into the platforms. Both of these native analytics tools offer a deep dive into how your content is performing. But for those exploring the world of social media analytics for the first time, we have a primer on what to look for. 

The NewsGuild seeks an experienced, self-motivated organizer to work primarily on internal media organizing drives in the NYC metropolitan area. The organizer will report directly to the Guild’s Mobilization Director and will work with local staff, including our Local Representatives and Communications Director on various internal organizing initiatives. This position will initially be part time with the potential to grow into a full-time position.

Facebook took a look at all the news and pages it’s recruited to populate the News Feed, and decided officially, never mind: Friends and family first. Publishers reacted quickly. Some have specifically appealed to readers about the change, whether that means directing readers to dedicated mobile apps or offering instructions on how to manually select...

Less is more? Facebook, as you certainly know by now, announced last week that it’s making changes to News Feed. Posts from friends and family are in; content from Pages (including publishers) is out. There are a lot of questions about what this means for publishers. There are also questions about what it means for...

On the same afternoon that NPR’s David Folkenflik was to release his scoop on Los Angeles Times publisher Ross Levinsohn’s alleged history of workplace harassment, Levinsohn himself delivered a manifesto of sorts on Tronc’s strategy. Speaking to the Needham Growth Conference at about noon ET, Levinsohn and Tronc CFO Terry Jimenez laid out Tronc’s long-awaited...

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