Pivot to Union

Digital media unionization has gone from afterthought to Twitter cause célèbre as campaigners have overcome political headwinds to successfully organize some of the most important newsrooms in the country on a message of transparency and solidarity. We’ll discuss the ongoing challenges of unionization, and the surreal aspect of media employees organizing in the public sphere.

This session is designed for:

  • Journalists who are weighing the risks and rewards of organizing in public
  • Any seeking to understand the role of politics, culture and economics in the new union energy
  • Newsrooms trying to get a handle on the fast-changing status of digital media unionization
  • Speakers

    Matt Pearce
    National Reporter, Los Angeles Times
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    Alicia Ramirez
    Print Production Specialist, Tronc/Chicago Tribune
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    Meghan McCarron
    Special Correspondent, Eater
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