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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More than two dozen Gannett journalists share personal testimonials in the report.
Rebekah Sanders, Arizona Republic Guild Chair
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.
Continue reading “Study shows Gannett underpays women and journalists of color as much as $27,000”
Journalists at the Austin American-Statesman made it official on Wednesday, voting 36-12 in favor of forming the Austin NewsGuild.
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Journalists of The Desert Sun voted overwhelmingly in favor of unionizing as part of The NewsGuild-CWA on Wednesday, in mail-in balloting that was supervised by the National Labor Relations Board. They will join the Media Guild of the West local.
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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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Journalists at the Austin American-Statesman and its six community newspapers announced Wednesday that they are taking steps to unionize the 150-year-old institution.
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June 8, 2020 – Gannett shareholders rejected a proposal calling on the company to produce an annual report on its commitment to journalism on Monday. The proposal was offered by United Media Guild local of The NewsGuild-CWA. Continue reading “Gannett shareholders reject Guild proposal for report on journalism”
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”
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”
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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”