Student journalists revive labor reporting

Student journalists in the Pacific Media Workers Guild’s Bay News Rising summer program in social justice reporting have unleashed some amazing work.

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Service award winner embodies best of labor, Guild ideals

Rebecca Rosen Lum of the Pacific Media Workers Guild is the latest winner of the Guild’s prestigious Charles B. Dale Service Award. Although she wasn’t able to pick up the award in person at the CWA Convention, local leaders delivered it to her. “I couldn’t have been more stunned – or …

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Derek Moore new head of the Guild

Derek Moore, a reporter at The Press Democrat and chair of the Guild unit in Santa Rosa, has been appointed interim President of the Pacific Media Workers Guild following the resignation of Rebecca Rosen Lum.

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Strikers remember rain, pain and some gain

A strike had been percolating for weeks before 2,600 workers from 11 unions at the Examiner, the Chronicle and the San Francisco Newspaper Agency walked off the job Nov. 1, 1994. Four days of round-the-clock negotiations hit a logjam over salary and job security, but by then, a solid structure had been formed for a strike.

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Bay News Rising student bulletin #1

On May 27, ten eager Bay News Rising journalism students met with the Guild to negotiate the terms of a collective bargaining agreement. The 9-week long summer program gives students the opportunity to experience freelance writing and to focus on labor reporting.

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J-school students face wage issues in bargaining and summer reporting

Ten student journalists began the 2014 edition of the Bay News Rising summer program by organizing their own bargaining unit at Local 39521 in San Francisco.

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James Madison award winners for sunshine and first amendment work announced by SPJ NorCal chapter

Freelance journalist Richard Knee will receive a Distinguished Service Award for 12 years of service on San Francisco’s Sunshine Ordinance Task Force.

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Election Committee certifies results

The Guild’s Local Election Committee has certified the results of last month’s election, finding that there were no procedural or substantive grounds for setting the results aside.

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Rebuilding effort starts with new year

The Unity Slate wins Guild election. Winners were declared at 7:32 am this morning at the Guild office by Local Election Committee members.

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Guild members rack up the awards

Long-time Guild members receive awards from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, The Newspaper Guild and the Society for Professional Journalists. We congratulate our talented members.

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