Pivot to Union

Presented at ONA18
September 12, 2018
More from this event →

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
    Social Conversation

    Related Resources

    ONA18

    Drones: Innovative Storytelling Tools

    • Dale Blasingame
    • Sara Shields

    Much more than a shiny, new toy for photographers and videographers, drones are an innovative, increasingly popular storytelling tool that journalists and newsrooms are using in a ...

    ONA18

    2018 Educators’ Meetup

    • Moderated by Jody Brannon

    The first hour of the annual Educators’ Meetup will feature presentations from the 2018 Tow-Knight fellows, part of the Disruptive Journalism Educators Network on Facebook. The...

    ONA18

    Breaking Records and Answering Questions: Nordic Local Election Coverage

    • Magnus Bjerg
    • Fredrik Laurin
    • Teemo Tebest
    • Moderated by Sarita Blomqvist

    Few news sites’ best-ever traffic day was a local election, but for one Danish publisher, hyperlocal, highly-personalized mobile applications helped hook readers like never...