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."

Yesterday, Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, located in Myanmar, were charged for allegedly violating an anti-free press and outdated law. They have been unjustly detained since December 12, 2017.

A statement from the NewsGuild of New York on the Myanmar journalists detained for an outdated and unjust law. We loudly echo the journalists who are vocal in supporting Wa Lone and Kyaw She Oo: Journalism is not a crime.

For Sami Diaz, "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."  

 

There are still a lot of open questions about the effects of the tax bill passed in December, but for nonprofit news organizations, the biggest concern is what kind of impact the new law will have on readers’ willingness to donate. The new tax law will double the standard deduction to $24,000 for those filing...

Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 147, published January 16, 2018. We’re heavy on the “new year, new you” beat this week, folks. Slate Outlook. This is a tad newsier and more with-the-pack than I generally like to be, but whatever — there’s a bunch of juicy, usable stuff in...

AT&T wireless workers approved a precedent-setting contract that rolls back offshoring and outsourcing and sets a new standard for wireless retail and call center jobs in America. The contract covers over 21,000 workers in 36 states. CWA members approved the four-year contract by an overwhelming majority; it remains in effect until February 12, 2021.

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