El NWU se suma al manifiesto en contra del golpismo judicial y mediático en España

El Sindicato Nacional de Escritores de EE. UU. (NWU, por sus siglas en inglés) apela al espíritu democrático y al rigor periodístico y hace un llamado urgente para que las cabeceras españolas contrasten la información antes de difundir informaciones sobre cualquier dirigente o fuerza política incluyendo el Presidente español, Pedro Sánchez.  Nuestro llamado y apoyo […]

PJS Calls for Boycott of White House Correspondents’ Dinner

We support the call of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate to boycott tomorrow’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. More than 100 journalists and media workers have been killed in the past six months of Israel’s war on Gaza, backed by the United States government. As PJS writes, “By standing in solidarity with Palestinian journalists, we uphold the […]

Announcing Elections for National Officers & Delegates!

NWU’s National Elections are upon us! As a democratic Union, our members hold the highest decision-making power. Elections are the way in which our power is institutionalized, allowing members to elect the people who represent them. You should have recently received the Election Committee’s official call for nominations for all national officer and chapter delegate […]

The National Writers Union Takes on a New Logo, and a New Vision

“We don’t need any more writers as solitary heroes. We need a heroic writers’ movement: assertive, militant, pugnacious.” – Toni Morrison, 1981 In 2023, the design firm Cultivate Strategies was brought on to assist our union for a visual brand update. They held listening sessions, sent out surveys, & conducted a thorough brand audit to […]

FSP Opens Elections for 2024 Steering Committee!

The Freelance Solidarity Project / Digital Media Division is now electing its 2024-25 steering committee. Voting is open to FSP members between now and April 15 at midnight PT. The steering committee will be responsible for shaping the division’s strategy, supporting members on planning projects and events, communicating with membership, and guiding the ongoing work […]

Writing to the Bone: The Boston Book Party

We gathered in person – first time since 2020! – for our Book Party celebration of members with recently published books. At least 50 writers, book-lovers, fans and friends enjoyed the three-hour party at the Dance Complex in Cambridge. Chapter Chair Willie Wideman-Pleasants fulfilled the promise she made at last year’s virtual party – “next […]

NWU Members activist fiction writing workshop

Radical Elders (RE) invites you to a hybrid activist fiction writing workshop led by NWU members Juliana Barnet and Maritza Arrastia from the perspective that writing can be an effective and important form of activism. The workshop is part of RE’s National Elders Day of Action, to be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024 – […]

Kacey Carpenter: From Politics to Mystery, a Journey of Words

Oregon-based author and National Writers Union (NWU) member, Kacey Carpenter, has launched his second book, “READY, SET, GO! Playbook for Campaigns, Candidates, and Causes”. This insightful guide follows his debut book, “My Journey with Bernie”, and continues the political series with practical advice for those involved in campaigns and causes. Carpenter, who also publishes a […]

Soccer reporter banned for doing journalism

Laurel Pfahler had been covering her city’s Major League Soccer team, FC Cincinnati, since before it was a Major League Soccer team. Her coverage ended when the team informed her that her credentials that allow her into the stadium on game day would not be honored. ”This is bad…bad for journalism and bad for sports […]

Enforcing our rights to our web content shouldn’t be this hard

Today the National Writers Union (NWU) was joined by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and the National Association of Science Writers (NASW) in comments filed with the U.S. Copyright Office on a proposed rule for “Group Registration of Updates to a News Website”. In its current rulemaking, the Copyright Office — after consulting news […]