The Voice for Digital Journalists

Thousands of digital media workers already enjoy the benefits of being a NewsGuild-CWA member. Join us.

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"My colleagues and I fought for a union at Al Jazeera America to improve working conditions and create a support network that will enable all of us to produce better, more inspired journalism. It's terrific to see so many reporters and editors claim their rights as workers and inherit the long history of organizing in our industry." -E. Tammy Kim, Features Staff Writer at Al Jazeera America
"One of the NewsGuild’s biggest strengths is that they understand the journalism business so well. We all want to do the best journalism we can. And it’s important to know that it’s not just about a contract… the Guild wants to make sure that their journalists are doing the best work that they can. And that’s important to me because I care about the quality of the work that I do." -Hilary Russ, Reuters
A Voice at Work

Bernie Lunzer, President of The NewsGuild-CWA, talks with Poynter about the value of a union voice for digital media workers.

August 21, 2015
The Guardian US 

Staff at the Guardian US recently joined The NewsGuild-CWA. Read about their successful organizing drive.

July 29, 2015

Through a “virtual” organizing drive, Truthout became the first online-only news website to unionize, joining The NewsGuild-CWA in 2009.

September 14, 2009

Join Your Peers in the Fight for Quality Journalism, Quality Jobs

Most digital journalists today juggle many jobs – reporting, writing, creating videos and posting to social media. Getting it all done often means working well outside business hours. There’s little time or energy left to pursue leads, dig deep and produce the high-quality journalism that is vital to readers.

Having a voice at work makes all the difference. A NewsGuild contract sets standards that make your job sustainable. Whether you’re concerned about job security, fair wages, health benefits, parental leave, vacation time or sick days, what matters to you is what matters to us. We don’t tell our members which battles to fight. We stand with you, support you with staff and financial resources and help you achieve your goals.

Fearless, dedicated advocates for Digital Journalists

The NewsGuild has proudly represented journalists for more than 80 years. No one else has our experience when it comes to bargaining strong contracts that meet the specific needs of media workers.

The NewsGuild counts nearly 2,000 digital journalists among the many thousands of news professionals we represent.


Financial Resources

Organizing a new union is just the first step. Our objective is to improve our members’ worklife and we have the resources to make that happen. The NewsGuild is part of the powerful 600,000-member Communications Workers of America, which dedicates the vast majority of its resources to bargaining strong contracts.

Free High-Tech Training

Through CWA’s enterprising CWA/NETT program, NewsGuild members can take free courses in state-of-the-art technology, such as video editing, or access to keep skills up to date in today’s competitive job market.

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"Spread-out workplaces and lack of face-to-face communication in digital newsrooms can be seen as barriers to unionizing, but a union drive can bring employees together and provide a forum to work toward common goals. At In These Times, the union has helped make workers like myself feel more secure in and committed to the organization, with a strong contract and an environment of fairness between employees and management." -Miles Kampf-Lassin, In These Times
"The Guild is one of the most important forces standing between reporters like me and the companies under pressure to deliver a constant stream of news in a 24-hour-a-day news cycle. Without the Guild, it would be a lot harder to get a fair shake for weekend and holiday work, and a lot harder to force a conversation about benefits and annual pay raises. I’d tell any digital journalist weighing whether to join the Guild that it’s worth it." -Siobhan Hughes, reporter,
"As the Unit Chair at the Daily Beast, I've seen firsthand the value of working in a unionized digital newsroom. The NewsGuild provides members with a path for professional development, has improved salaries significantly, and gives reporters and editors a voice in the newsroom." -Abby Haglage, senior writer/editor,
"There's strength in numbers. As a Guild member you're not just on your own out there. There are other people fighting for you. The reason I got a raise recently is because I have a union that fought for us. It's not about making unreasonable demands, it’s about getting what you deserve." -Vaughn Johnson, sports content producer,