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Press Release on Ebony Media’s Non-Payment to Freelancers

The National Writers Union Continues To Press Ebony Media For Written Agreement On Compensating Unpaid Freelancers Statement to the media not enough, says union that represents freelance writers NEW YORK, NY – As the number of freelance writers owed by EBONY Media continues to rise, the National Writers Union is demanding a firmer commitment from […]

IFJ Secretary Meets With NWU Secretary

On a recent trip to Belgium, I was fortunate to meet with Jeremy Dear, Deputy General Secretary of the International Federation of Journalists. NWU is a member of this organization that represents over 600,000 journalists in more than 140 countries. Dear points to shining examples of government support for journalists in Sweden and Germany, but […]

NWU Report to AREG Meeting 2 June 2017

(Book Division Co-Chair Edward Hasbrouck is in Helsinki, Finland, representing the NWU and the International Federation of Journalists on the Board of IFRRO. On Friday, June 2, he will meet with the Authors’ Rights Expert Group of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ). The following is his report to AREG.) The focus of discussion of […]

Question The Publisher Before You Sign

A member who is a published author recently sent us a book contract for review. She wasn’t comfortable with the often-seen clause about granting all subsidiary rights to the publisher in all media now existing or heretofore to be discovered or invented. She didn’t want to assign the publisher the right of first refusal on […]

The Fort Point Gang May Day Memorial

We joined the Fort Point Gang’s annual May Day memorial celebration on May 4 to honor labor leaders, many of whom were members of the American Communist Party. We commemorated those brave souls who were harassed, arrested, and jailed for their thinking during the post-war, McCarthy era, which reminds us to be vigilant so that […]

Submit to District Lines Publication

Write, draw, or photograph D.C.? Now’s your chance to get published! District Lines, an anthology dedicated to capturing life in and around our nation’s capitol, is seeking submissions. The publication accepts poems, essays, short stories, coherent ramblings, scribblings, and comics—as long as the work captures a sense of the people and spaces in the Washington, DC, area. Each […]

Labor Night at the Ball Park

Don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy baseball with fellow NWU members! The 11th Annual Labor Night with the Washington Nationals is Friday, July 28, and the deadline to join us is fast approaching: June 1 is your last day to claim a seat. If you want to take part, send an email to Ann […]

Nuestro trabajo no es gratis

  Después de una larga lucha y años de persistencia, finalmente este pasado lunes 15 de mayo entró en vigor en la ciudad de Nueva York, la ley que protege a los trabajadores independientes (freelancers). Así, la ciudad de Nueva York se convierte en la primera ciudad en la nación en brindar este protección a […]

“The First Casualty of War is the Truth!”

On May 4, UNESCO and the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) commemorated World Press Freedom Day at UN Headquarters in New York. The theme was “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s Role in Advancing Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies.” There were two high-level panels and the audience included the diplomatic community, NGOs and journalism […]