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Editorial employees at the digital news site Mic have announced that an overwhelming majority of its staff have joined the NewsGuild of New York, the union that represents nearly 3,000 media professionals in the Greater New York City area.


Facebook’s announcement last month that it would be making significant changes to its News Feed in an attempt to create “more meaningful social interactions” for its users induced anger and panic throughout the digital media world. If your newsroom doesn’t have a plan in place for becoming less dependent on Facebook, here are a few ways to make up for that lost traffic, as well as making your overall audience development strategy more “meaningful.” 



We are going to hold a nomination meeting on Monday, February 19 at 6 p.m. at the local office. There is a third vice president opening on our Executive Board and two other vacancies for EC seats. All Local Officer positions shall be elected to finish three-year term that concludes January, 1, 2020. Please read our rules for nomination and election of Local Officers.


If there’s one thing Jacobin staffer and Guild member Alex Press is, she’s a socialist. If there’s a second thing, she’s a unionist. Currently working on her PhD in sociology from Northeastern University, this Pittsburgh native is an activist, writer and passionate advocate for collective action. After all, if Press wasn't working in the media industry, she’d be doing political organizing. Get to know Press better through our 10 Question Series. 


The three-year agreement ensures that Jacobin members have a voice in their workplace through formalizing processes, guaranteeing wage increases and offering fully-covered medical insurance for the first time. 


The New York local is proud and honored to have worked alongside these journalists to bring union representation to one of the largest nonunion newsrooms in the country, and one with such vociferously anti-union management.


If a Tweet is sent and does not a like, does it make a sound? Beyond likes, retweets and emojis, there are other ways to measure the impact of a social posting, thanks to social media analytics tools. Conveniently, for Twitter and Facebook, these are built right into the platforms. Both of these native analytics tools offer a deep dive into how your content is performing. But for those exploring the world of social media analytics for the first time, we have a primer on what to look for. 


The NewsGuild seeks an experienced, self-motivated organizer to work primarily on internal media organizing drives in the NYC metropolitan area. The organizer will report directly to the Guild’s Mobilization Director and will work with local staff, including our Local Representatives and Communications Director on various internal organizing initiatives. This position will initially be part time with the potential to grow into a full-time position.


From Huffington Post | Journalists across America will launch a campaign Friday in support of two Reuters journalists arrested and charged in Myanmar for reporting on “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims by the country’s military.