Denouncing management decisions at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

June 8, 2020 – NewsGuild-CWA President Jon Schleuss and CWA District 2-13 Vice President Ed Mooney denounced racist actions by management of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette statement, which barred two prominent Black journalists from covering protests after the death of George Floyd and retaliated against other newsroom employees who supported them.

In response to management’s actions, NewsGuild members launched a letter campaign seeking Support for Post-Gazette Black Journalists.  Continue reading “Denouncing management decisions at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette”

NewsGuild joins groups denouncing restrictions on journalists covering impeachment

Jan. 17, 2020 – The NewsGuild-CWA has joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 56 other media organizations in denouncing restrictions on the press during the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Continue reading “NewsGuild joins groups denouncing restrictions on journalists covering impeachment”

NewsGuild joins press freedom groups seeking attorneys’ fees in FOIL case

Nov. 15, 2019 – The NewsGuild-CWA has joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the Society of Professional Journalists and a coalition of more than 20 media organizations supporting a New York newspaper’s fight for attorneys’ fees after a state agency failed to promptly release documents in response to a Freedom of Information Law request. Continue reading “NewsGuild joins press freedom groups seeking attorneys’ fees in FOIL case”

Press freedom advocates win victory in case arising from Epstein sexual abuse charges

Updated Aug. 9, 2018 – The Second Circuit denied a pending petition for rehearing  filed by Ghislaine Maxwell in the case of Giuffre v. Maxwell.  Immediately after entering the order, the Court began unsealing the material. Continue reading “Press freedom advocates win victory in case arising from Epstein sexual abuse charges”

Guild joins groups opposing expansion of Intelligence Identities Act

Aug. 9, 2019 – The NewsGuild-CWA joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and three dozen other organizations in signing a letter to members of Congress urging them to oppose the dramatic expansion of the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982, one of the few laws that criminalizes the publication of truthful information about government activities. The bill expanding the law was recently rushed through Congress without meaningful debate, the letter said. Continue reading “Guild joins groups opposing expansion of Intelligence Identities Act”

Guild joins press freedom groups in FOIA brief

Aug. 7, 2019 – The NewsGuild-CWA joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and two dozen other organizations filing a “friend of the court” brief in the case of Amadis v. Department of State, a federal Freedom of Information Act case on appeal to the DC Circuit. The case presents the first opportunity for the DC Circuit to address FOIA’s new “foreseeable harm” standard, which was added as part of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. Continue reading “Guild joins press freedom groups in FOIA brief”

NewsGuild joins Reporters Committee and others to argue for revisions to EPA’s proposed FOIA policy

July 22, 2019 – The NewsGuild-CWA has joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and a coalition of more than three dozen media organizations in opposing proposed changes to the EPA’s Freedom of Information Act regulations. In a July 9 letter, the coalition urged the Environmental Protection Agency to suspend implementation of the rule and to provide a public comment period of no fewer than 60 days. Continue reading “NewsGuild joins Reporters Committee and others to argue for revisions to EPA’s proposed FOIA policy”

Congress Dives Into Local News Crisis

This article first appeared on June 3, 2019, on DFMworkers.org.

By Julie Reynolds

June 4, 2019 – Legislative efforts to save local news continue in Washington after New York hedge fund Alden Global Capital’s failed takeover of the Gannett newspaper chain.

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) has vowed to “continue watching Alden closely.” Continue reading “Congress Dives Into Local News Crisis”

On World Press Freedom Day, NewsGuild urges rejection of Alden’s hostile bid for Gannett

For Immediate Release: May 2, 2019

Contact: Bernie Lunzer
202-258-3231
Sally Davidow
sdavidow@cwa-union.org; 202-368-3324
Tony Mulligan (Denver Rally)
dng@denvernewspaperguild.org; (303) 956-1255
Stevie Blanchard (Detroit Rally)
stevie@detroitguild22.org; (928) 380-0286
World Press Freedom Day
#SaveLocalNews

WASHINGTON, DC – On World Press Freedom Day, The NewsGuild-CWA – warning of the danger to local news coverage in communities across the United States – will urge Gannett shareholders to reject a looming hostile takeover bid by Alden Global Capital, a New York hedge fund. Continue reading “On World Press Freedom Day, NewsGuild urges rejection of Alden’s hostile bid for Gannett”