Join us for our Summer Membership Meeting

Join us on Wednesday, June 20, for our Summer Membership Meeting here at the Guild. This is a great opportunity for you to come and make your voice heard! Bring your questions and your colleagues to join in the conversation. Then, let’s celebrate!We’ll be lauding Guild members not only with our Keenan Award, but with a few new honors we’re ready to bestow. More details to come. RSVP here

Join Us at the Guild's Monthly Media Mixer!

Come hang out with the Guild! Join us for an evening of networking and celebrating our industry – and you! Our June Media Mixer is on June 13 at the Beer Authority in midtown! RSVP here!

Guild Event | Baseball Night: Mets vs. Cubs

Join The NewsGuild of New York for a fun afternoon and evening at Citi Field, where we will tailgate before cheering on the Mets (or not!) as they take on the Cubs. We'll be firing up the grill at 3:00pm for an afternoon of pre-game festivities. The game itself begins at 7:00pm, so if you can't make the tailgate, you can still join us and we'll catch you by the first pitch! RSVP here.

Combatting Sexual Harassment Together

Read the Executive Committee's letter to the local's membership on the union's commitment to protect and defend any member who might be dealing with harassment in the workplace. Additionally, find out how the Guild can be of service to its members in such situations and how, as coworkers, we can comfort and assist anyone dealing with harassment.  

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). 

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.”

Kia Johnson

Producer, Reuters

"Guild membership is important to push back on management policies that affect our members’ financial well-being, health care, and work-life balance."

A.O. Scott

Critic, New York Times

"...The value of our work is always in danger of being undermined or taken for granted, and the only way we can protect it is together."

Sami Diaz

Senior Development Associate, Roosevelt Institute

"With the Guild, you have such a strong community you can turn to, both in your workplace and in the larger network of like-minded people."

Ken Belson

NFL Writer, New York Times

"Unity is critical in a business where the bosses are trying to slash costs, take away benefits and gut morale with continuous layoffs and buyouts." 

Alex Press

Assistant Editor, Jacobin

"The Guild’s a structure connected to my work, but not aligned with the interests of my employer, which means I know they have my back. Unions are just the word we use to describe the power that comes from workers acting collectively, and that power is multiplied way beyond what my small shop could achieve because we’re connected to all the other publications represented by the Guild. And that’s a hell of a lot better than trying to navigate this industry on my own!"

Sindhu Sundar

Features Reporter, Law360

"At a time of cutbacks and layoffs in corporate-controlled media organizations, journalists need reliable support infrastructure to protect functional working conditions and to give them a feasible way to seek recourse if needed." 

Sarah Leonard

Senior Editor, The Nation

"Union protections allow us to speak our minds at work, whether or not we think our boss will agree. That makes for a far better and more interesting newsroom."

The NewsGuild of New York has vacancies for the position of Local Chairperson and for the position of First Vice President.

In a nomination meeting at the Roosevelt Institute on April 30, 2018, one Guild member was nominated to fill the open Unit Chair position. Member Jade Wilenchik was nominated to serve as chair. Additional nominees may be made under the following rule, which can be found within. 

Fun fact about Scholastic’s Jorge Escobar, in addition to his love for traveling and passion for biking around the city (which, he noted, is his version of meditation and stress relief): he knows Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” pretty well. So well, in fact, that he’s on a dance troupe that comes together each Halloween to perform the number. Get to know Jorge with our 10-Question series.  

In its first seven hours of existence, the Swiss online news magazine Republik — a startup with the allure of in-depth journalism and membership transparency — gained 3,000 subscribers and 750,000 Swiss francs. But that whirlwind of support created a new pressure: delivering on its promise. Thirteen months (and thousands more members) later, Republik is...

When it comes to shining a light on their own hiring practices, many major newsrooms seem to be less forthcoming about the demographics of their staff, Joan Shorenstein Fellow Farai Chideya found in her new report on the state of diversity in American newsrooms, with a focus on the political press corps. As part of...

Listicles of “most outrageous 4chan comments,” presented so that readers will “understand what’s out there.” Nazi-next-door profiles like The New York Times’ infamous “A Voice of Hate in America’s Heartland.” Replications of offensive memes when a text description would suffice. Overly identifying information about harassment victims. Using the term “troll” when what you really mean...

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