Pivot to Union

Presented at ONA18
September 12, 2018
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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
    Alicia Ramirez
    Print Production Specialist, Tronc/Chicago Tribune
    Meghan McCarron
    Special Correspondent, Eater
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