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Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:57 pm
by Hal Jordan
object wrote:Weisman tweet weisman tweet



Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:06 pm
by light rail coyote
:)

Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:08 pm
by Feech La Manna
The Glenn Thrush special, I’d be happier if I didn’t think he’ll be right back where he was in 6 months

Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:40 pm
by coop
speaking of Thrush...

Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:32 pm
by coop

Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:31 pm
by Big Oil
absolute fucking garbage


Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:39 pm
by surly
some rare good news!


Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:05 pm
by razzle
Is there an American equivalent to Private Eye magazine

Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:45 am
by easy
A human resources representative for Gannett, the parent company of the Arizona Republic, confiscated the work phone of a reporter involved in a campaign to unionize the Phoenix newsroom, the reporter said on Facebook.

Rebekah Sanders, who covers scams and bad business practices, claimed that a Gannett representative "interrogated" her about her "unionizing activity." Afterward, Sanders said, the representative confiscated her work phone.

"I asked how I would conduct interviews the rest of the day. She said, 'You won't.' I asked when I could have it back," Sanders wrote in a public Facebook post. "She said she would let me know. My work cell has all of my contacts and is an integral part of my job."

Sanders told Phoenix New Times that the Gannett representative told her that the phone confiscation was part of a "personnel investigation" into an allegation that she was involved in the "surveillance" of co-workers.

She denied that she participated in any "surveillance" and emphasized that federal law guarantees the rights of workers to talk about workplace issues and organize unions.

"I have for 12 years built a career on my personal integrity and my commitment to reporting the truth and caring for my community," Sanders said. "I don’t believe I’ve done anything wrong."

She added that she has never been disciplined during her career at the Republic.

Gannett could not be reached for comment.

The extraordinary move by Gannett to confiscate work phones and open human resources investigations represented an escalation in the company's attempts to push back on the Republic staff's organizing drive, which started in January after a round of layoffs.

Last week, Republic Executive Editor Greg Burton sent a newsroom-wide email vaguely accusing pro-union employees of "surveilling" their colleagues. Burton's email compared organizers with "crackpots and criminals," alluding to unsavory Arizonans such as the mother-killing state Senate candidate Bobby Wilson and Sue Black, the former Arizona Parks director who oversaw the bulldozing of native antiquities sites.

"These are the types who surveil journalists," Burton wrote. "Journalists don’t surveil other journalists."

Burton also wrote that staffers who engaged in alleged "surveillance" would have their "conduct" addressed "through disciplinary channels."

Two senior employees — reporters Craig Harris and Yvonne Wingett Sanchez — alleged Friday that they were the subject of "surveillance" by union supporters.

"They used an app to document via text messages the real-time movements of me and my colleagues who had reservations about the union effort," Harris wrote on Twitter. He said he had seen the chats in question.

"When those advocating I join their unionization effort wanted to talk to me, I met with them. After I said I had misgivings about it, they started monitoring and logging my movements — as well as my facial expressions during meetings," tweeted Wingett Sanchez. "That is surveillance and it is wrong."

Organizers, however, said that those accusations were an overblown reaction to regular union activity. The alleged "surveillance," organizers said, centered on a text messages sent through Signal, an encrypted messaging app frequently used by investigative journalists to discuss sensitive matters.

Organizers used the chat to discuss regular union activity. Some of the pro-union reporters noted in the chat when employees skeptical of the effort, including Harris, invited reporters in the newsroom to talk outside the office.

"When Gannett is forcing everyone to attend mandatory meetings on all the reasons a union is a terrible idea and employees are suddenly being taken to coffee and questioned about how they feel about their jobs, it’s important to check in with your coworkers," said Maria Polletta, a Republic political reporter who is involved in the organizing drive.

Both Harris and organizers declined to show the chats to New Times.

Federal labor law prohibits employers from "spying" on union activity.


https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/arizona-republic-editor-unionizing-staff-crackpots-criminals-usa-today-11351624

Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:49 am
by blurst of times
classic gannett

Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:24 pm
by bachwards
This was good, but I was surprised about the lack of Brooks.

Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:56 pm
by Feech La Manna


dang

Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:37 pm
by Feech La Manna


lmao Neera fucking busted a union

Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:38 pm
by delgriffith

I agree

Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:41 pm
by Feech La Manna
I'm the people on Twitter yelling at disgruntled former TP staff that they don't have a job because no one read them while Neera makes $350,000 to retweet the horse account

Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:18 pm
by light rail coyote
this is legitimately fucked

Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:41 pm
by KPH
Feech La Manna wrote:I'm the people on Twitter yelling at disgruntled former TP staff that they don't have a job because no one read them while Neera makes $350,000 to retweet the horse account


Like clockwork



Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:43 pm
by Feech La Manna
Can't believe Regina is still going tbh, it's either a Neera alt account or one of the most insanely obsessive people on the planet (over fucking Neera Tanden)

Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:49 pm
by light rail coyote
KPH wrote:
Feech La Manna wrote:I'm the people on Twitter yelling at disgruntled former TP staff that they don't have a job because no one read them while Neera makes $350,000 to retweet the horse account


Like clockwork




I was wondering what she was up to.

I've always been iffy on online pile-ons and stuff and have until recently been pretty meh on the "neera sucks" stuff because she never seemed uniquely evil but after this and the story about her outing an assault survivor at a staff meeting I have to say that I may have been wrong

Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:51 pm
by light rail coyote
here's the union statement:


Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:53 pm
by Feech La Manna
I think around the time CAP announced that they were partnering with AEI I felt pretty vindicated about complaining about her all this time. She and CAP are just bad fucking news and pretty much the pinnacle of cynical grifting within the Democratic Party.

Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:56 pm
by light rail coyote
oh CAP is terrible and I'm inherently skeptical of anyone who gets a position of power in an org like that but I just thought the kind of obsession with her as a person seemed kind of silly. again, that's changed for me

Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:01 pm
by Feech La Manna
I mean, in addition to whatever the fuck she spends her time doing professionally, she spends an insane amount of time getting into lowest common denominator twitter beefs, which is fucking nuts for someone in her position. Just a completely ridiculous person.

Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:36 pm
by Feech La Manna


yup

Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:37 am
by LaAbeja
Maybe too CA specific but anyone else pulling/feeling for Luis of RunGomez? I heard 3rd hand he's ok but the way he yanked the plug on the newsletter was concerning.

There was a time when I was really hard up for work it meant a lot to see that email coming in every week.

Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:55 am
by shirts optional
oh man i forgot about regina

thanks for the reminder, wow

Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:35 am
by delgriffith

Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:14 pm
by saranclaps
please fire tappy and give her a primetime show instead

Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:56 am
by delgriffith
Cursed, cursed content: http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/09/bari-weiss-book-party.html

As the canapés came out (pastrami and pickle on rye squares!), the temperature rose, and the head count approached 140, guests grumbled about Twitter mobs and cheered Weiss’s ­outspokenness — though not all were so outspoken themselves. Mad Men creator Matt Weiner, who met Weiss through Tablet founder Alana Newhouse, wouldn’t be quoted. Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger said, “I think she brings a terrific and really brave voice to the Times. I’ll leave it at that.” Asked what Weiss had contributed to the opinion pages, section editor James Bennet parried, “Is that a party question?” before offering that “she’s got a lot of guts and ambition, and it’s been a privilege to watch her become the writer she’s meant to be.” Asked a party question — what he thought of the party — he said, “I’m not an expert,” and wished me luck.

Re: Journalism Thread

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:33 am
by Feech La Manna
The status here at the Lambs Club was of a more traditional variety. Frank Bruni, the liberal Times columnist, defended the need for intellectual diversity at the “paper of record.” Looking around the room — the beige banquettes and velvet curtains and atomic-chic chandeliers — he played with the idea that it might resemble reality more than the internet does. “This party isn’t Twitter,” he said, “and I think it’s easier for diverse people to find points of connection. [Even] if this were a Bret Stephens party, you would see a far greater diversity than you’d expect.”


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