Congrats, New Yorker Union!

We’re proud to announce that the NewsGuild of New York has officially become the bargaining representative of The New Yorker. Learn more!

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.  

Stephanie Brumsey

Get to know Stephanie Brumsey of Reuters, how her careers has evolved as a producer, and why the Guild community of peers is vital to her professional development.

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."

From Bloomberg Law | The NewsGuild of New York authorized $250,000 in spending to support lengthy labor contract negotiations at Law360. Staffers at the media company joined the union in 2016 but have yet to reach agreement on a first contract.

The Executive Committee of The NewsGuild of New York—the local union that represents nearly 3,000 media and research professionals working in the New York City metro area—last night committed up to $250,000 to its ongoing contract campaign at Law360, the LexisNexis’-owned legal newsite.  

Yesterday Meredith announced the sale of TIME magazine to Salesforce chairman and co-founder Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne, a marketing consultant and philanthropist, for $190 million.

Observation: Julia Angwin and Jeff Larson left their jobs at ProPublica to “start a crazy adventure.” Hypothesis: Their recently unveiled organization, The Markup, is setting up a new model for newsrooms to report on the societal effects of technology, using the scientific method (as seen, well, here in this lede). Data/evaluation/findings: TK. Angwin and Larsen,...

Depending which hyperbolic headlines you believe, blockchain journalism startup Civil is going to “save journalism,” “fix journalism,” “make journalism more inclusive,” “make honest journalism financially viable again,” or “rebuild the crumbling economy of journalism.” Or maybe it’s “reinventing newsrooms,” “reimagining the news,” or “fostering the next generation of news media.” Perhaps it’s “the future of...

“The overall magnitude of the misinformation problem may have declined.” It’s fun to hate on Facebook, but credit where credit’s due: The platform’s attempts to get fake news and misinformation out of people’s feeds seem to be working, according to a new working paper from NYU’s Hunt Allcott and Stanford’s Matthew Gentzkow and Chuan Yu....

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