Writers Guild of America Archive

Digital media unioning, one year later

I would like to report reasons for hope. Collective action is not only possible in the face of an economy in transformation; it is effective. In the last year, writers, editors, producers and other content creators at “digital native” companies Gawker, VICE, Salon.com, ThinkProgress and The Huffington Post have all won representation with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). These innovative, mostly younger professionals …