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UMG journalists shine in Illinois

Even in the midst of difficult contract negotiations at GateHouse Media newspapers, United Media Guild leaders have remained dedicated to practicing outstanding journalism. Their outstanding performance earned awards from the Illinois Press Association and the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors....

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TNG honors Shannon Duffy with movement builder award

United Media Guild business representative Shannon Duffy has remained on the forefront of movement building during his long career in organized labor. His tenure at UMG has featured closer interaction with activists at Missouri Jobs with Justice, Mid-South Organizing Committee...

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UMG brings employee concerns to top GateHouse executives

Business representative Shannon Duffy offered this report on UMG's excursion to New York City: New Media Investment Group, the umbrella corporation which controls GateHouse Media, held its first shareholder’s meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday morning, May 21, in a conference...

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UMG explores impact of moving the Post-Dispatch headquarters

Like so many major newspapers, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is looking to sell its building and move to smaller and less expensive quarters. United Media Guild business representative Shannon Duffy spoke with P-D publisher Ray Farris about the pending move....

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Press Club offers enterprise reporting grants

The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis invites area journalists to apply for enterprise reporting grants to cover the cost of in-depth journalism of interest to its region. The grants of up to $10,000 are used to defray costs for...

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GateHouse properties rake in money, but questions remain

The New Media Investment Group's quarterly earnings report was full of happy news. The parent company of GateHouse Media is doing great. • Thanks to the profits ($19.1 million in free cash flow) pouring out of markets like Springfield, Peoria...

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UMG members win Pulitzer Prize

The United Media Guild congratulates its members whose work earned the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The staff photographers covered the social unrest that followed the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson last...

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Freeport and Rockford select stewards

On Sunday, April 19, members of the Rockford Register Star/ Freeport Journal Standard unit held a meeting to nominate and elect stewards.  Turnout was good, nominations were plenty and when the dust finally settled and the votes tallied, the results...

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