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We are the New York area workplace advocate for people in the news business, and that includes some of the best journalists in the country.

The Newspaper Guild of New York represents more than 3,000 employees at New York area-based news organizations, as well as a few non-news organizations.

Since its launch in 1934 by crusading columnist Heywood Broun and others, the Guild has been the voice in the workplace for practitioners of big-city journalism and employees in advertising, circulation and other related areas. It started with newspapers, but today the Guild’s reach extends to workers in all media.

Helene Cooper addresses Times staff April 20 after jointly winning international reporting Pulitzer with Ben Soloman, Greg Winter, Nori Onishi and Sheri Fink (not shown: Adam Nossiter, Kevin Sack). (Photo by Earl Wilson/The New York Times)
Helene Cooper, fellow Times international reporting Pulitzer winners ...

Helene Cooper, fellow Times international reporting Pulitzer winners ...

Guild member Eric Lipton of The Times, winner of 2015 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, addresses newsroom on April 20 with Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Washington Bureau Chief Carolyn Ryan. (Photo by Ruth Fremson/The New York Times)
... Investigative reporting winner Eric Lipton address staff on April 20.

... Investigative reporting winner Eric Lipton address staff on April 20.

David Carr, New York Times media writer extraordinaire and a Guild member, died suddenly on Feb. 12 at 58.
David Carr, New York Times media writer extraordinaire and a Guild member, died suddenly on Feb. 12 at 58.

David Carr, New York Times media writer extraordinaire and a Guild member, died suddenly on Feb. 12 at 58.

    Local and Unit News

    Guild members to recieve El Diario settlement pay today

    April 24, 2015

    EL DIARIO - Employees today will receive a Guild-negotiated raise and bonus as part of a sweeping NLRB settlement agreement with El Diario and ImpreMedia. Most members will receive a 1 percent pay increase retroactive to Feb. 1 as well as an additional lump sum bonus payment.

    Guild seeks volunteers as S&P targets four in layoff

    April 23, 2015

    STANDARD & POOR'S - Four Guild-represented employees received 60-day notices that their jobs are being eliminated following the company’s decision to discontinue CreditWeek, a Ratings publication. In an effort to save the jobs of any or all of the targeted Guild members, the union is seeking other employees who are interested in volunteering to leave the company with a severance package.

    Scholarship for Guild members at Empire State College

    April 21, 2015

    LOCAL BULLETIN - Full scholarship applications for union members and their families pursuing degrees at Empire State College of the State University of New York are now being accepted for the 2015-2016 academic year. Students who receive the scholarship will study online through Empire State College’s Center for Distance Learning.

    Candidates nominated for CWA convention delegates, alternates

    April 20, 2015

    LOCAL BULLETIN - Sixteen candidates for delegates and alternates – eight each – to the 2015 convention of the Communications Workers of America were nominated on Monday, after the suggestion of a lack of a quorum halted nominations at last week’s Representative Assembly (RA) meeting.

    Industry News

    Resources for journalists reporting on the earthquake in Nepal

    April 25, 2015

    A man walks past damage caused by an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha)

    A man walks past damage caused by an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha)

    Journalists who are looking for information, images and video of the Nepal earthquake can mine these:

    -Gramfeed: Gramfeed mines Instagram for GPS located photos in Nepal. This will become a rich source of images over the next few days.

    -Google India: Google India set up a PersonFinder page, where you can search or post a name of a person who is missing or a person you know to be found. Of course much of the information is unverified, but as the disaster unfolds, more of it will include names, phone contacts and more that will help in the verification process. Read more

    Rumor tracker Emergent has ceased updating

    April 24, 2015

    Emergent, the real-time rumor tracker founded by Poynter adjunct faculty member Craig Silverman, has gone dormant since its creator joined at BuzzFeed.

    In an interview with Poynter, Silverman said he ceased updating Emergent after he began his new job as editor of BuzzFeed Canada. The site, which sprung from Silverman’s fellowship with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, has been at a standstill for about two weeks, Silverman said.

    In his new role, Silverman will oversee the six-person team at BuzzFeed Canada, which will include a political editor and a social news editor, among other positions. Meanwhile, the future of Emergent remains uncertain. The viral news outlet is not acquiring the rumor-tracker, partially because the technology it’s built upon doesn’t mesh well with that of BuzzFeed’s, Silverman said. Read more

    McClatchy’s stock continues to take a pummeling

    April 24, 2015

    McClatchy_logoMcClatchy reported a first quarter net operating loss of $11.3 million and more deep declines in print advertising today as its stock continues to takes a pummeling.

    McClatchy shares have been trading between $1.50 and $1.60 the last several days. That is about half where they were at the start of 2015, and they have lost roughly three-quarters since this time a year ago.

    Wall Street values the company at a market capitalization of $135 million,  That’s less than $5 million per paper in a collection of 29 titles in 28 cities including the Miami Herald, Kansas City Star and Charlotte Observer.

    Continuing the trend of recent earning reports, print advertising was the problem spot, down 15.7 percent year-to-year with national advertising especially bad, off 25 percent. Read more

    Alexis Madrigal named EIC at Fusion

    April 24, 2015

    Capital New York

    Alexis Madrigal, who decamped from TheAtlantic.com to join Fusion months ago, has been appointed editor-in-chief of the millennial-focused news organization.

    Jane Spencer, formerly editor-in-chief of digital there, will be senior vice president of emerging platforms, according to a memo from Fusion CEO Isaac Lee.

    News of the leadership change was reported first by Capital New York.

    Before coming to Fusion, Madrigal was deputy editor at TheAtlantic.com. In the last year, the news outlet has lured several prominent journalists, including Madrigal, New York’s Kevin Roose, Felix Salmon of Reuters and NBC News’ Hillary Frey.

    Here’s the memo:

    Hola,

    I have important news and updates to share with you about the future of Fusion.

    In the coming months, with the full support of our parent companies, we will be doubling down on our digital efforts, further investing in key areas, while setting our collective sights even higher.

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