Oct. 27, 2020 – The NewsGuild-CWA, representing nearly 24,000 media professionals and journalists, stands with our colleagues at news organizations and journalism advocacy groups across the world in opposition to the proposal by the United States’ Department of Homeland Security to limit the duration of “I Visas” to 240 days. Continue reading “NewsGuild-CWA denounces DHS restrictions on foreign press visas”
By Lena Williams
Nov. 18, 2019 – At the beginning of November, four different news organizations released public opinion polls on consecutive days. Continue reading “The Press and the Problem with Public Opinion Polls”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
April 29, 2019 – The NewsGuild-CWA joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 31 other media organizations in filing an amicus brief in Gubarev v. BuzzFeed, a defamation action before the 11th Circuit.
The case arises from a January 2017 BuzzFeed article that published the “Trump-Russia dossier,” also known as the “Steele dossier.” Continue reading “NewsGuild joins press freedom groups in ‘friend of the court’ brief”
Feb. 1, 2019 – Reports and resolutions that were presented and adopted at The NewsGuild’s Sector Conference, Jan. 25-27, are now available. Continue reading “Reports, resolutions from NewsGuild sector conference now posted”
For Immediate Release – May 25, 2018
Contact: Bernie Lunzer
Washington, DC – Unions representing 30,000 reporters, photographers, and broadcast employees are praising a bill filed in the Senate by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) on Friday that would make it a federal crime to assault a journalist. A similar bill was introduced in the House by Rep. Eric Swalwell of California in February. Continue reading “NewsGuild-CWA, NABET-CWA Support Journalist Protection Act Introduced in Senate”