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UMG raises journalism concerns at Gannett shareholders meeting

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UMG raises journalism concerns at Gannett shareholders meeting

The United Media Guild raised concerns about the state of journalism in Gannett during the company’s annual shareholders meeting Monday morning. The event, held virtually due to the ongoing pandemic, was the first since the GateHouse-Gannett merger. On behalf of...

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State Journal-Register journalists successfully challenge early deadlines for print edition

Across  the country, newspapers are moving deadlines from late evening to late afternoon as part of the ongoing consolidation of printing, page design and copy-editing functions. Such move-ups prevent journalists from getting night news (meetings, sports events, crime, fires) in...

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Peoria Journal Star takes a stand on ethics, Gannett responds

The Guild fights every day for the craft of journalism, which is under attack from all angles – including newspaper managers. Another example came from Peoria Journal Star columnist Phil Luciano, the UMG unit chair at the newspaper. He wrote...

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Lee Enterprises, Gannett request furloughs with newspaper revenues plunging amid pandemic

Lee Enterprises and Gannett are asking our members to agree to furloughs during the next three months with those companies suffering big financial losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lee is asking our members to accept two weeks of unpaid...

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Springfield News-Leader newsroom votes unanimously to join the United Media Guild

The newsroom of the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader voted 13-0 on Friday to join the United Media Guild. Bargaining on a first contract there will begin shortly. We welcome this outstanding group of journalists to the UMG. They have continued doing...

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Hello, Mr. Jones.

Mr. Allen Jones Gannett Missouri Publishing Inc.   December 6, 2020   Mr. Jones,   An overwhelming majority of newsroom employees at the Springfield News-Leader have signed union authorization cards stating that they desire to be represented by the United...

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Springfield (MO) News-Leader organizes!

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GateHouse, Gannett merge as the newspaper industry’s consolidation escalates

The consolidation of the newspaper industry accelerated with the pending merger of GateHouse and Gannett. This deal, when completed within four to six months, will lead to a massive reduction in management and administrative personnel of the combined companies. The...

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