2019

03/18/2019

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.

03/18/2019

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.

03/18/2019

The NewsGuild of New York seeks an experienced NYC-based organizer to join its organizing team. The organizer will report to the Organizing Director, and will work directly with staff on various internal and external organizing initiatives in the media sector.

03/11/2019

New York Magazine announced today that it will be implementing a “restructuring” and staff reduction, which impacts eight full-time and 16 part-time NewsGuild bargaining unit members.

02/12/2019

BuzzFeed News is a critical player in the American news landscape thanks to our tireless staff. We break some of the biggest stories in news, politics, tech, science, and entertainment; publish incisive analysis of our culture; and diagnose what makes the internet tick.

 

02/07/2019

From The New York Post | Reuters is being roiled by claims that one of its top editors has created a “hostile work environment” and “culture of fear” for her subordinates — and the NewsGuild has blasted management for doing nothing to address the concerns brought to its attention nearly four months ago.

 

02/06/2019

In a nominations meeting at the Guild office on February 5, 2019, Guild members in good standing were nominated to fill several vacant positions.

02/04/2019

Media professionals are well aware of the benefits social media promotion can bring, mainly, the driving of traffic to stories and building a stronger community among readers. Though when it comes to Instagram, the goals can seem a bit unclear, as this platform has not been traditionally designed to send readers to your stories or news site. But driving traffic is not the only perk to using social media. With visually-focused social media interfaces like Instagram, the point is to build brand awareness.

02/04/2019

Hundreds of media workers were laid off last week. If this were to happen ten years ago, our industry would have been left dumbfounded. I’ve heard several journalists and media professionals both within and outside of our union comment that they’re just waiting their turn. Our members — and editorial workers across the country — are in a constant state of panic. Sure, this isn’t news, but it’s important for us all to not let this become the new normal in our industry. Layoffs are inevitable. But, you deserve protection and to leave a company on your terms.

02/04/2019

Hi! Alice Newcome-Beill here, CUNY Brooklyn College alumnus after a brief stint at community college in Pennsylvania. When I’m not organizing labor movements or otherwise rousing the rabble, I consider myself an amateur cyclist and connoisseur of the digital realm. If I wasn’t in my current field I would likely be cooking or in some type of craft-based industry. I’ve always found working with my hands on projects with tangible results to be incredibly rewarding, if brutal — which is how I found myself among my fellow titans of journalism and working together for positive change.

01/30/2019

After a card check conducted by the American Arbitration Association on Wednesday, editorial employees of New York Magazine were certified to be represented by the NewsGuild of New York/CWA Local 31003.

01/29/2019

In a nomination meeting at The New York Times on January 17, 2019, six Guild members were nominated to fill nine open vice chair positions. Additional nominees may be made under the following rules. 

01/17/2019

Management of The Forward, a long-standing union publication, has announced that in addition to ceasing its 121-year-old print edition, they will lay off 40 percent of editorial employees to become a more “digitally-focused” publication.

01/16/2019

From The Wrap | Mic.com has begun quietly publishing again just weeks after the company laid off its entire editorial staff and sold itself off to Bustle Media for $5 million.

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