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Who We Are

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 NewsGuild of New York represents 2,800 employees at New York areabased 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.

Guild members are invited to attend the NewsGuild of New York annual winter membership meeting. Click to RSVP.

Guild members are invited to attend the NewsGuild of New York annual winter membership meeting. 

Guild President Peter Szekely waits to testify for El Diario workers at a New York City Council Immigration Committee hearing on Jan. 27.
Guild President Peter Szekely waits to testify for El Diario workers at a New York City Council Immigration Committee hearing on Jan. 27.

Guild President Peter Szekely waits to testify for El Diario workers at a New York City Council Immigration Committee hearing on Jan. 27.

Guild mobilizing, bargaining committees deliver strong message to management at negotiations on Tuesday.
Guild negotiators listen to presentation that Andy Sullivan, chair of the mobilizing committee, made to Thomson Reuters management during contract talks on Jan. 19.

Guild negotiators listen to presentation that Andy Sullivan, chair of the mobilizing committee, made to Thomson Reuters management during contract talks on Jan. 19.

Editors and other Guild members at The Nation magazine voted to ratify a new contract on Dec. 16 that includes a groundbreaking four months of parental leave and raises pay by 25 percent over six years.
Guild members at The Nation ratify contract with four-month parental leave on Dec. 16.

Guild members at The Nation ratify contract with four-month parental leave on Dec. 16.

GGuild President Peter Szekely swears in new Executive Committee members on Nov. 17, from left, Dan Gold (Times), Rob Langeder (S&P), Secretary-Treasurer Anthony Napoli.
Guild President Peter Szekely swears in new Executive Committee members on Nov. 17, from left, Dan Gold (Times), Rob Langeder (S&P), Secretary-Treasurer Anthony Napoli.

Guild President Peter Szekely swears in new Executive Committee members on Nov. 17, from left, Dan Gold (Times), Rob Langeder (S&P), Secretary-Treasurer Anthony Napoli.

    Local Unit News

    New Year, New Guild, New Contract

    February 2, 2016

    STANDARD & POOR'S - The Guild held the first unit membership meeting of the New Year last Thursday at 55 Water St. The meeting, chaired by Unit Chair Randye Gilliam, focused on new initiatives to engage with and give back to members, as well as discussing upcoming negotiations for a new contract.  

    United for a Fair Contract

    January 21, 2016

    THOMSON REUTERS - Guild members delivered a strong message to management at Tuesday’s bargaining session: we are united and we want a fair contract.

    Preserving a Voice for All New Yorkers: An Editorial

    January 19, 2016

    EL DIARIO - New York City Councilman Carlos Menchaca, chair of the City Council's Immigration Committee, will host the first public hearing on the crisis of community ethnic media on January 27. In his editorial, which first appeared in El Diario, he makes the case for a vibrant media that's responsive to the community it serves.

    New York NewsGuild statement on El Diario layoffs

    January 15, 2016

    EL DIARIO - Today, El Diario callously laid off nearly half of its editorial and sales staff—dealing a devastating blow to an already overstretched, demoralized newsroom. With these cuts, Impremedia will severely degrade the quality news coverage that hundreds of thousands of Spanish-speaking readers depend on nationwide. If Impremedia cannot maintain its commitment to the communities that it is supposed to serve, it should step aside and make room for ownership that will.