Front Page News


From NPR | One of the nation's oldest and most prestigious regional newspapers, The Chicago Tribune, could soon have a unionized staff. Wednesday morning, journalists from its newsroom informed management they are preparing to organize and they have collected signatures from dozens of colleagues.


You may think the number of Twitter followers one has is simply a vanity metric, but the truth is that in many cases it’s an important indicator of how influential you are in your industry. There are many ways to gain more followers on Twitter. You could buy them, but chances are those are not the kind of followers you want. (And we wouldn’t recommend that.) 


In a nomination meeting at the Forward on March 22, 2018, Guild members were nominated to fill the positions of unit chair and second vice chair in the editorial unit and unit chair and first vice chair in the business unit. 



The following is the NewsGuild of New York Statement on Meredith Corporation’s “Integration Plan” after President and CEO Tom Harty announced intentions to sell the publications TIME, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, and Money. 


Today, Mic management agreed to voluntarily recognize the NewsGuild of New York as the collective bargaining representative of its editorial staff.


The NewsGuild of New York, the union for media professionals, is looking for an experienced front desk receptionist to greet members and visitors, support staff and manage daily administrative and clerical tasks. 


Guild member and Daily Beast journalist Brandy Zadrozny has worn many hats. From a mixologist to a librarian (she did earn her master’s degree in Library Information Sciences from Pratt), Zadrozny didn’t start out as a reporter. And although she covers social issues, science, and crime for the Daily Beast, sometimes she truly just enjoys writing think pieces on The Bachelor. Get to know Brandy! 


From Labor Notes: Journalists at the L.A. Times on January 19 received the news we had long awaited—with a landslide of 85 percent, the staff voted to unionize and join the NewsGuild, an affiliate of the Communications Workers.


From The Daily Beast | In asking management to recognize the union, organizing editorial staffers cited the liberal news outlet’s own stated commitment to economic and social justice.