Coverage of Indy News Guild’s appearance at SPJ convention

Dispute comes to convention
Against SPJ officials’ wishes, The Indianapolis Star guild President Tom Spalding came with multicolored leaflets in hand to give a message to media giant and convention sponsor Gannett Co.

“Gannett: Profits over People” read a yellow leaflet. “110% Effort, 90% Pay” read a blue leaflet.

Spalding, along with several members from the Indianapolis Newspaper Guild, came to the SPJ convention Friday to distribute materials criticizing Gannett over a recent agreement between the guild and Gannett-owned newspaper The Indianapolis Star.

Complete story from Society of Professional Journalists


Indy News Guild Protest Not Welcomed at SPJ Convention
Just days after approving a new two-year contract with The Indianapolis Star — which includes a 10% salary cut and two-year wage freeze — the Indianapolis News Guild wanted to protest the pay cut at today’s Society of Professional Journalists convention.But SPJ wanted no part of it.

After Guild leaders asked for the right to pass out fliers protesting parent company Gannett’s pay cut deal at today’s SPJ sessions in Indianapolis, the SPJ leadership declined.

Complete story from Editor & Publisher

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Events/Meetings, General

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s