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New Media Investment Group stock flounders as mismanagement continues

Back in October, 2014, Citi analyst Jason Bazinet was bullish on New Media Investment Group stock. The parent company of GateHouse Media was selling at better than $18 per share at the time and Bazinet set a price target of...

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UMG scrutinizes Springfield, Rockford hiring as bargaining drags on

The United Media Guild demands to bargain over the hiring of new journalists at the State Journal-Register in Springfield and the Rockford Register Star. Why would we take such a direct interest in the company's newsroom management? The short answer...

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Retirees and alumni members gather for annual UMG luncheon

More than 50 of our retiree members from the Post-Dispatch, Labor Tribune and KSDK units gathered for their annual luncheon Oct. 18 at Lombardo's restaurant in downtown St. Louis. This was a great chance for retirees and alumni to catch...

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Journalists stand up to vulture capitalists at GateHouse Media

Across the New Media Investment Group/GateHouse Media empire, journalists are standing up for their craft and the vital role news-gathering operations fill in their community. Not long after newsroom employees at the Lakeland Ledger voted to join The NewsGuild, their...

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UMG to hold Local Meeting Sept. 22

The United Media Guild will hold a Local Meeting and social event at from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Flamingo Bowl at 1117 Washington Ave. in St. Louis. This event is for all active members...

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Lakeland votes in the Guild!

The United Media Guild congratulates the journalists of the Lakeland Ledger for voting in The NewsGuild 22-3 Thursday afternoon. That becomes the first newsroom organized in Florida -- and we expect more to follow, especially at papers owned by the...

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UMG mourns the loss of Robert Steinke

During his two decades at the helm of the St. Louis Newspaper Guild, Robert A. Steinke built one of the strongest and most enduring local unions in The NewsGuild. He represented workers at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis...

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The harsh truth about newspaper company consolidations

The consolidation of the newspaper business continues. Gannett hasn't given up on purchasing Tribune Co. as part of its ongoing expansion. The money guys behind New Media Investment Group/GateHouse, Fortress Investment Group, remain in "buy" mode they can maximize the...

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