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Hill Attends Journalism Conference in New Orleans

David Hill, first vice president of the National Writers Union, attended the 6th annual Excellence In Journalism (EIJ) conference September 16-20 in New Orleans. The EIJ, which is a collaboration of the Society for Professional Journalists and the Radio Television Digital News Association, brought together roughly 1000 attendees. Freelancers, newsroom managers, editors and educators from around […]

NWU Member Writes Op-Ed on Economic Discrimination in Sri Lanka

NWU writers deploy their talents in numerous fields and cover topics all over the world. The Thomson Reuters Foundation’s September 28th opinion piece “Political justice is not enough to rebuild Sri Lanka” comes to us from Timothy Ryan, an NWU member. Ryan is also the Asia director for the Solidarity Center, a non-profit affiliated with the […]

Present Your Work at the Shepherd Park Library

Friends and library staff at the Shepherd Park Library in Washington,D.C. are looking for speakers. If you have a new book or project, you’re welcome to give a presentation. The intention is not to run a series. Instead, Friends will sponsor your event at the library whenever you’re ready. Because it’s not a series, the […]

Strike Against Racist Police Terror

Three more unarmed black men have been shot and killed by the police. They include a teenager with a BB gun in Columbus, OH; a young man with his hands in the air returning from class in Tulsa, OK; and a man sitting in his car, reading a book in Charlotte, NC. The police who […]

TERCERA EDICIÓN DEL PREMIO FOPEA AL PERIODISMO DE INVESTIGACIÓN (Argentina)

TERCERA EDICIÓN DEL PREMIO FOPEA AL PERIODISMO DE INVESTIGACIÓN (Argentina) 01:10:2016 Género:  Periodismo Premio: Mención honorifica y 16.000 pesos Abierto a:   artículos periodísticos publicados o emitidos en medios de comunicación en toda la Argentina Entidad convocante: FOPEA País de la entidad convocante: Argentina Fecha de cierre:    01:10:2016    BASES   Bases y condiciones NOTAS O PRODUCCIONES DE INVESTIGACIÓN El Premio FOPEA a […]

NWU Supports the Struggle to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

The struggle to stop the Dakota Access pipeline has grown to involve thousands of First Nation tribes and their supporters despite a corporate media blackout. For defying the blackout and bringing some coverage to the heroic fight-back, Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman and other journalists have had warrants issued for their arrest! On September 15, a […]

After Cancer, Photographer is the Picture of Health

Sharon Geiselman’s powerful image of UAW members standing along a bridge (left) emerged as one of the most affecting photographs of the August 2016 LUCA Communications Conference in Black Lake, MI. “Our theme was ‘Building Bridges, Not Walls,’ and I thought: A bridge leads you somewhere, while a wall blocks the path,” says Geiselman, who […]

Polluted Flint Water Damaged Her Health

In 2014, Debra Ryan’s health faltered. Her speech began to slur, her hands shook, and her legs went out from under her at a moment’s notice. One day, she fell and broke her arm. After doctors ruled out a stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, and genetics, Ryan got an ataxia diagnoses—a  Greek term that means without order […]

NWU, Allies Educate Copyright Office on E-books

In our latest formal submission to the US Copyright Office on August 18th, the NWU and two other writers’ organizations provided an overview of the “new normal”  for writers seeking to earn a living in the digital age. We also discussed how copyright policies designed for publisher-centric  business models and old media serve to deprive […]

Writer Alert: Heart and Soul Magazine

Heart & Soul continues to cheat its former writers, some of whom remain unpaid for years. Since the Writer Alert posted in April 2013 reporting that H&S had yielded to pressure from the NWU and the UAW  and had started reimbursing writers in installments, three more NWU members have come to the union for help. Together […]