The goal of a new Federal Writers Project would be economic and cultural, putting writers to work capturing stories of the pandemic and this broader moment, while also serving as an archive for the existing work of local newspapers and non-profits.
Newspaper layoffs are going to get worse, it’s going to be hard, but I’m extremely motivated by our membership because they’re rising up in all these amazing ways to fight back against concessions and fight back against racist editorial decisions.
In Schleuss’s view, there is no substitute for “members standing up in the newsroom, arm in arm,” as LA Times staffers did during their three-year struggle for union representation and a first contract covering 475 workers
A look at the state of investigative reporting and long form journalism, a former New York Times editor details threats to an informed public coming from the decline of newspapers and the rise of social media gimmicks that beggar fact-based writing.
An investment group led by former Chicago alderman and businessman Edwin Eisendrath and the Chicago Federation of Labor recently pulled off an unusual feat when it acquired the Chicago Sun-Times. The purchase is a return to labor’s long tradition in fostering a broader public sphere.