Study shows pay disparities for women and journalists of color as high as $27,000 at Gannett

A first-of-its-kind pay equity study of 14 Gannett newsrooms reveals stark pay disparities for women and journalists of color and a workforce whiter than the communities they cover.

The study of nearly 450 employees, conducted by NewsGuild-CWA members, also shows that unions make a difference. Unionized newsrooms with pay scales in their contracts had significantly smaller gender and racial pay gaps than newly organized units with no contracts yet in place, the report shows. With more than 250 publications, Gannett is the largest newspaper chain in the country.

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Study shows Gannett underpays women and journalists of color as much as $27,000

More than two dozen Gannett journalists share personal testimonials in the report.

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Rebekah Sanders, Arizona Republic Guild Chair
480-242-3096, Rebekah.L.Sanders@gmail.com

A first-of-its-kind pay equity study of 14 Gannett newsrooms by NewsGuild members sheds light on stark pay disparities for women and journalists of color and a workforce whiter than the communities they cover.

The study of nearly 450 employees also shows that unions make a difference. Unionized newsrooms with pay scales in their contracts had significantly smaller gender and racial pay gaps than newly organized units with no contracts yet in place.

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New Jersey Media Unites and Unionizes

Editorial employees at three Gannett publications are standing together to fight for local news and address long-standing newsroom issues.  

Journalists at three Gannett-owned New Jersey publications — the Bergen Record, the Daily Record and the NJ Herald — announced that they are unionizing with the NewsGuild of New York local on Wednesday. With nearly 90% of eligible staffers signed on, the Record Guild has requested voluntary recognition from management.  

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Seeking more local control, Springfield journalists announce they’re forming a union

Jan. 7, 2020 – The journalists of Springfield, Missouri’s leading newspaper took action to get some local control over local news on Monday: They announced they’re forming a union. Continue reading “Seeking more local control, Springfield journalists announce they’re forming a union”

NewsGuild asks Gannett board to report on its commitment to journalism

Dec. 17, 2019 – Members of the NewsGuild-CWA have submitted a shareholders’ proposal to Gannett’s Board of Directors asking the company to prepare an annual “journalism report” detailing its commitment to its core product – news. Continue reading “NewsGuild asks Gannett board to report on its commitment to journalism”

NewsGuild-CWA: GateHouse-Gannett Deal Threatens Journalism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 8, 2019  

Washington, D.C. – The merger of GateHouse Media and Gannett poses a threat to journalism, an analysis by The NewsGuild-CWA shows.

“This merger will hurt the communities these media organizations serve,” said NewsGuild President Bernie Lunzer. “To fund the merger, local papers will likely disappear, jobs will be slashed, and journalism will suffer.” Continue reading “NewsGuild-CWA: GateHouse-Gannett Deal Threatens Journalism”