Join us on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, for our Summer Membership Meeting here at the NewsGuild of New York. In addition to hearing from your elected representatives and Guild staff, Guild member and former President of the White House Correspondents’ Association Jeff Mason will deliver our Keynote Address. We will also present our Trailblazer and Thomas Keenan Award. Come make your voice heard! RSVP here!
Now Accepting Nominations for Guild's 2019 Keenan Award
The Guild is pleased to announce nominations are open for the Keenan Service Award, named in honor of the late Tom Keenan, a stalwart Guild activist. The Keenan Award recognizes annually the outstanding contributions of a Guild member. Nominations are open until Friday, June 7, 2019, at 12 p.m. EDT. Learn more here.
Welcome to the Guild, Quartz!
Editorial staffers of the global business publication Quartz has announced that they have formed a union with the NewsGuild of New York and have requested voluntary recognition. Welcome to the Guild! Learn more 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.
Organize With Us
Democracy depends on journalism, and there’s no better time for media organizations to unionize.
“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.”
"Guild membership is important to push back on management policies that affect our members’ financial well-being, health care, and work-life balance."
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."
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."
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!"
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."
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."
Editorial staffers of BuzzFeed News plan to walk out of their newsroom on Monday at 2 p.m. to demand voluntary recognition of their union, The NewsGuild of New York. The walkout is planned for all four U.S. bureaus of BuzzFeed News — N.Y., D.C., L.A. and S.F. Employees in New York plan to hold a rally in front of the BuzzFeed office at 111 East 18th Street. They will be joined by NewsGuild of New York members and supporters.
Today, TIME voluntarily recognized digital editorial staffers who requested to join their print colleagues currently represented by the NewsGuild of New York. A majority of TIME digital employees decided to be represented by the NewsGuild. This recognition reflects the evolution of our editorial team of print and digital employees, which now operates as one group. Guild-represented employees are excited to join together and to help TIME flourish.
Morton Bahr is recognized as one of the world's most influential union leaders and especially noted for groundbreaking leadership on worker education issues. He is the labor movement's leading expert on technology and information-based industries. The scholarship, created in the name of Empire State College alumnus Morton Bahr, assists union members and other workers by advancing their educational goals and enhancing educational access through distance learning.
Who said there’s no money in journalism? Sure, maybe the old ad model is decaying, and maybe hundreds of newspapers are on death watch — but the work-chat app Slack has been able to build a multi-billion-dollar business at least in some tiny part based on its remarkable uptake in newsrooms around the world. Slack...
When some people start reporting a story, they start by googling the topic. I start by searching it in the Nieman Lab archives. Sometimes you find a plot twist. Pico came on my radar with some emails from the cofounder, Jason Bade, and the news that the Lenfest Institute was providing the startup with $50,000...
When Twitter wants to announce a change in how it does things, how should they announce it? With a tweet, naturally: Twitter is removing the ability of its users to precisely geotag their tweets. Most people don't tag their precise location in Tweets, so we're removing this ability to simplify your Tweeting experience. You'll still...