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NY Guild November Media Mixer

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Journalists from across the city met up at the Guild's monthly Media Mixer, which happens the second Wednesday of every month. There's always food, drinks, and good conversation. 

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). 

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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."

On Dec. 6, 2017, members of the New York Times unit of the NewsGuild of New York, the union that represents close to 3,000 media professionals working in the New York City metro area, voted to approve a new contract with the New York Times.The previous contract had expired in March 2016.

From MediaShift: Are you in a newsroom right now? Take a look at your social media team. What are they doing? Most likely, they’re posting stories from your staff on Twitter and Facebook. They’re checking Google Analytics or Parse.ly or Chartbeat to see if those links are successfully penetrating the fickle social media universe. They’re explaining to another young reporter why she needs to change the name on her Twitter account to, well, anything else but @FoxyGrrrl15.

On Sunday, the Meredith Corporation announced that with the financial backing of Koch Equity Development the company will acquire Time Inc. There is a never an appropriate time to sell a trusted journalistic institution to a conservative-backed private equity corporation.

With digital transformation, new roles have emerged in the newsroom. Interactive journalists brought developer and designer skills to storytelling. Social media editors, now more frequently referred to as engagement editors, brought the audience into the newsroom. Analytics and data experts, often with titles like growth editors, moved from the marketing department to the newsroom floor,...

Technology in the coming year will be overwhelming, if not scary. But if you aren’t planning to embrace the challenges, then you’re missing an opportunity to learn and connect with new audiences. So as not to overwhelm you with a laundry list of relevant tech, let’s focus on a handful I expect will disrupt our...

I fear 2018 will be the year we will see a major platform decide that news is simply not worth the trouble and move to (1) reduce the role of news and systematically separate it from other content and (2) reduce the number of news organizations allowed to publish to the platform, strictly controlling who...

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