NewsGuild units representing 1,500 news workers across the country marked May 3, World Press Freedom Day, with coordinated actions between Digital First Media and Gatehouse Media union members. The actions, which included rallies and displaying desk tent signs and banners, aimed to raise awareness of the growing threat that “vulture” hedge funds pose for the […]
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By Lena Williams It was shaping up to be a major courtroom showdown between the federal government and Twitter in a battle over freedom of speech. The US Customs and Border Protection Service was demanding that Twitter hand over the identity of and information about an anonymous account that had posted messages critical of the […]
CWA’s Right to Report Campaign commits itself to a one-year project promoting truth and transparency. The primary goals are to advocate for journalism, and to identify those who would twist or stop freedom of speech. The goals are not overtly political – quite the contrary. The goal is to affirm freedom of the press as […]
By Lena Williams Journalists are supposed to ask questions. It’s their job to question authority, government officials and ordinary people. In order to accurately report the news, to get to the bottom of the issues of the day and unfolding events, journalists must be able to probe, prod, challenge, raise doubt and elicit information. April […]