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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.

12/20/2018

Early last month, the NewsGuild of New York successfully convinced an arbitrator to return one of our sales associates back to work after being terminated by the Hudson News. 

12/18/2018

Last night, we unanimously (168-0!) ratified a remarkable first contract that fiercely protects and improves the working conditions of everyone in the newsroom at Law360.