Welcome to the Guild, BuzzFeed News!

Editorial staffers of BuzzFeed News announced that they have formed a union with the NewsGuild of New York and have requested voluntary recognition of their union. Over 90% of eligible editorial employees signed on to the union effort, and delivered their request to Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith. Show your support!  Learn more.

Learn to be a more effective public speaker

Public speaking is not only the practice that most people fear as much as death, but it's a critical skill that leads to career advancement, empowerment and improved confidence. Join us at the NewsGuild on April 17, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. Participants will learn the basics of public speaking and also discover ways to handle with anxiety around public speaking. However skilled at public speaking you are, you will emerge a stronger orator. RSVP here.

Information for the TNG-CWA International Election

This year the membership of The NewsGuild-CWA will elect the President of The NewsGuild sector of CWA. The election will be conducted among all Guild members in good standing, in accordance with the Constitutional requirement of Article XXII. Learn more here.

CWA Joe Beirne Foundation’s 2019-2020 Scholarship

The application process for the CWA Joe Beirne Foundation’s scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year will close on April 30, 2019. The Foundation will award of sixteen partial college scholarships of $4,000 each for two years. Eligible for the scholarships are CWA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren, including the dependents of retired, laid-off, or deceased members. More information, including the application, can be found 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.

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."

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."

Get to know the amazing Adam Rhodes from Law360. A union activist and a member of both his unit's Mobilizing Committee as well as part of the Guild's LGBTQ+ Caucus, Adam is a fervent supporter of equity and visibility for those in the media. 

Despite having launched over seven years ago and having long been touted as “the next big thing” in social media, most seasoned journalists I talk to still have never used Snapchat, and if they have, they do not understand how it can be used to reach younger media consumers. 

The 46-member board of the union encourages national and New York state lawmakers to pursue different avenues of recourse for protecting a free press. 

On March 15, 2019, a gunman opened fire on worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 50 and wounding dozens of others. In the wake of the worst terrorist attack in the country’s modern history, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared of the shooter, “He is a terrorist; he is a criminal; he is […]

In the same year AT&T cut a staggering number of jobs and closed call centers throughout the U.S., the company may not have paid cash income taxes. In fact, AT&T says that after refunds, it enjoyed a net tax rebate of $354 million.

Inside the news industry and Nieman Lab World, the fate of local news stands out as a particularly scary problem. Outside our bubble, however, people aren’t all that worried about it, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. Pew surveyed about 35,000 U.S. adults (an unusually large sample size for them,...

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