Last-minute layoffs target long-time workers, hit newsrooms hard OAKLAND — More news workers have been laid off at Digital First Media newspapers as the company approaches its new fiscal year on July 1. The layoffs appear to be targeting long-time… Continue Reading →
Evan Brandt’s calling “When I miss a meeting, these days most often due to a threadbare staff, officials literally say ‘The Mercury’s not here, what should we get done?’” —Evan Brandt, reporter at the Pottstown (Pa.) Mercury November will… Continue Reading →
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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… Continue Reading →
NEWS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 28, 2017 CONTACT: BERNIE LUNZER PRESIDENT, THE NEWSGUILD-CWA (202) 434-7175 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 28, 2017) — A broad coalition of 1,500 unionized news workers will conduct a joint day of action on May 3… Continue Reading →
By JULIE REYNOLDS When Alden Global Capital became the primary equity holder in Digital First Media, no one knew what it would mean for a large newspaper chain to be run by a hedge fund. More than five years later,… Continue Reading →
By Julie Reynolds Financial managers at Alden Global Capital didn’t need to go far when searching for a place to park a few hundred million dollars of pension funds held on behalf of news workers at The Mercury News and… Continue Reading →