The NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia

SAVE THE NEWS

Dear Guild Member, Last week, NewsGuild journalists representing 10 Tribune Publishing Co. publications including the Chicago Tribune, the Hartford Courant, the Virginia Pilot and the (Allentown, PA) Morning Call, launched a collective campaign to return these institutions to local ownership, a sweeping vote of no confidence in Tribune’s current leadership. These campaigns run parallel to […]

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A DAY WITHOUT NEWS

Members: The Save The News campaign is planning our next coordinated Twitter action with the theme, “A Day Without News.” This action would involve each unit or local sharing a recent example of the A1 or the homepage for their outlet in this Google Drive Folder NO LATER THAN JULY 8. (An eps file is […]

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Town Hall

Racial injustice in our newsrooms: Creating change Town Hall June 18, 7 p.m. ET(4 p.m. PT, 5 p.m. MT, 6 p.m. CT) All NewsGuild-CWA members are welcome. Recent weeks have seen truly historic upheaval and uprisings in the streets – and in many newsrooms. The NewsGuild will convene a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, June […]

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Thank You!

June 11, 2020 To our colleagues Simply: Thank you. It’s been a trying week for us all, but your actions of support — the 70+ colleagues who offered vacation days to us, the dozens who signed the letter of solidarity, the countless personal messages we’ve each received — have been genuinely heartening.  We are encouraged, too, by […]

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YOU WERE HEARD!!

Change. It is something that our members at The Inquirer have been asked to do over and over and over again in recent years to help the Company survive as the news industry faced one obstacle after another, one new competitor after another keen on stealing our subscribers and advertisers. What didn’t change, however, is […]

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WE HEAR OUR MEMBERS OF COLOR; NOW THE INQUIRER MUST

To be heard. It’s a fundamental element of feeling respected and valued. It is what all those protesters walking, chanting, and dropping to a knee in the streets of Philadelphia and its suburbs since Saturday are seeking. For people of color to be heard, for their anguish, fears, anger, and unequal treatment to be recognized […]

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MORE URGENT THAN EVER

Last week was rough, with a new wave of furloughs, pay cuts and layoffs of journalists working hard to bring essential local news to their communities. That means our work to #SaveTheNews is even more urgent. Support is growing for our news industry stimulus campaign. The NewsGuild is working tirelessly to build bipartisan backing. Our […]

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BUYOUTS AND POSSIBLE LAYOFFS

Dear Friends: We’re coming to you with news that no doubt will be nerve-wracking to some while, to others, a welcome opportunity. The Company tomorrow will be extending a buyout offer to all 55 employees in our advertising department. If at least 20 do not voluntarily apply for it, layoffs in advertising will follow. The […]

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MONEY IS ON THE WAY!

Happy Monday all. I hope you are staying safe, wearing masks if you go out, washing your hands often, and hydrating.  Some good news at this time of slim pickings: This Friday you should see the payments due you from our new contract deal. In case you’ve forgotten amid all this coronavirus upheaval, the contract […]

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URGENT ACTION TO RESCUE JOURNALISM AMID PANDEMIC

To all NewsGuild members: We are in a crisis. NewsGuild members across the U.S. and Canada have been working tirelessly to provide accurate information to our communities about the coronavirus pandemic. This kind of important journalism is needed more than ever right now. But the news industry’s very ability to provide that information, at a […]

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