There’s a notable trend going on in the news industry right now: Journalists at newspapers, radio stations, magazines and online news outlets are increasingly voting to join unions. NBC Digital, Hearst Magazines, The Arizona Republic, WHYY and the Miami Herald are just a handful of recent examples.
What are the driving forces behind this trend, and what have the outcomes been like for those newsrooms that have decided to unionize? And where does this trend leave freelancers?
Join SPJ San Diego on Monday, Jan. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Whistle Stop Bar for a panel discussion on newsroom unions moderated by Courthouse News reporter Bianca Bruno. Our panelists will be:
- Steven Greenhouse, former New York Times labor reporter and author of Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present and Future of American Labor
- Carolina Miranda, LA Times staff writer and co-chair of the LAT Guild
- Andrew Bowen, KPBS metro reporter and SAG-AFTRA shop steward