NewsGuild of New York Statement on Layoffs at


There is no doubt these are, and will continue to be, difficult days ahead for all of our members at Mic. We are here with them, and will continue to be, every step of the way. Mic management has counted on our dedicated members to maintain its journalistic reputation and identity as a mission-driven media organization for years with their hard work, and professionalism in the face of constantly shifting and poorly-defined corporate priorities.

This egregious act further exemplifies the need for media workers to stand together and demand better for themselves and their industry. Shuttering an entire news operation at a moment’s notice, primarily as a result of an inexperienced leadership team and chronic mismanagement, cannot become the new norm in media. We will continue to fight for each and every one of our members in the face of these cuts, and explore all options available to us, legal and otherwise.

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