Tag: GateHouse Media

A.G. GancarskiJuly 19, 2018

Staff, including reporters, photographers, copy editors and desk editors at the Florida Times-Union, voted Thursday to unionize the newsroom, under the NewsGuild-CWA. The next move: Staff will begin negotiating a contract with GateHouse Media. Two other GateHouse shops at the Lakeland Ledger and Sarasota Herald-Tribune have already organized. Longtime reporter Steve Patterson noted previously that the newsroom has “lost […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 3, 2018

Interested in writing about the hurly-burly of Tallahassee politics? GateHouse Media has a job for you. The Legislative Session is fast approaching; the job, posted Dec. 21, has yet to be filled. “GateHouse Media’s Florida newspapers are seeking an aggressive, multi-talented Capitol Bureau reporter to enhance the group’s coverage of statewide issues for a range […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 14, 2017

It’s the best of times, and the worst of times, for the Florida Times-Union. The positive, first: the paper just had a who’s who of Jacksonville history celebrate the retirement of columnist Ron Littlepage. There was a party, where local dignitaries told Littlepage stories, and coverage throughout the local media. Littlepage, whose column ran for decades, represented […]

Staff ReportsJune 7, 2017

A Florida-based division of the National Labor Relations Board will hold a hearing on a complaint against the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that the paper’s leadership intimidated and threatened “reprisals” if newsroom employees voted to form a union. The hearing is currently set for Aug. 21 in Tampa. Last September, the newsroom staff of the Herald-Tribune, a GateHouse Media paper, […]

Scott PowersJune 7, 2017

The Orlando Sentinel is shutting down its newspaper printing operations and will contract that work to plants owned by GateHouse Media in Lakeland and Daytona Beach, the newspaper reported Wednesday afternoon. The transition to outside printing contractors will take several months to complete, through September, according to a report the Sentinel published on its website Wednesday […]

Staff ReportsSeptember 15, 2016

The newsroom staff of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune on Thursday narrowly voted to unionize, according to the NewsGuild-CWA, which now will represent those employees. The final tally was 22-16, the union said. “We are ready to have a voice and a place at the table where decisions affecting our staff and our service to the community are made,” said […]

Bill RuftyAugust 11, 2016

The reporters, photographers and copy editors of The Lakeland Ledger overwhelmingly voted Thursday to be represented by the News Guild-CWA, Communications Workers of America, in contract negotiations with the paper’s owners, GateHouse Media. The vote, supervised by the National Labor Relations Board, was 23 for union representation and 3 against, setting off rumors of other […]

Bill RuftyAugust 11, 2016

Members of newsrooms all over Florida will be watching the reporters, photographers and copy editors of The Lakeland Ledger this afternoon as they vote on whether to be represented by the News Guild-CWA (Communications Workers of America). The union vote will be supervised by the National Labor Relations Board, which has indicated it will release the […]


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