This winter edition of the Frontier Reporter offers a fresh perspective from new Guild President Jon Harris, reflections on how far we've come, by past president Sandy Tan, and a chance to get caught up on all the big news you may have missed since the fall edition. Find out who has joined the Guild … Continue reading Check out the Frontier Reporter – winter edition! It’s been a crazy few months. Catch up here.
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Fall edition of Frontier Reporter: Picnic photos, Kids Day, Get to Know, news roundup
The latest quarterly edition of the The Frontier Reporter is here! We've got a piece by President Sandy Tan reflecting on the return of Kids Day. There are also photos from the Guild's picnic, a Get to Know Q&A with deputy news editor Seth Wallace, along with a news roundup. There are also the other … Continue reading Fall edition of Frontier Reporter: Picnic photos, Kids Day, Get to Know, news roundup
Reasons to be proud as the Guild closes out 2020
A version of this letter by President Sandy Tan was previously emailed to Guild members and summarizes the many accomplishments of the Guild over the past year as we look back on 2020. At a time when we’ve all been working under some of the most stressful conditions we’ve ever endured, the Buffalo Newspaper Guild … Continue reading Reasons to be proud as the Guild closes out 2020
Fairbanks retires after 34 years at the News, but will remain as Guild advisor
A year into his tenure as a reporter at The Buffalo News, a columnist approached Phil Fairbanks and asked if he would be interested in working with the Buffalo Newspaper Guild. At the time, Fairbanks was covering business and labor, and was taking classes at Cornell’s ILR School, which specialized in labor relations and union … Continue reading Fairbanks retires after 34 years at the News, but will remain as Guild advisor
Guild members show support during furlough on social media
The Guild has begun engaging in acts of solidarity on social media since the furloughs began for all other Guild members. That includes changing social media images/avatars to the black Guild logo, “going dark” on social media and encouraging people to subscribe to The News through a special subscription link, which makes it clear that … Continue reading Guild members show support during furlough on social media
What is it like to work from home during the Covid-19 pandemic?
The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted how we live and how we work, particularly for Guild members in the newsroom of The Buffalo News. Mike McAndrew, the News’ watchdog team editor and a member of the Guild’s Executive Committee, and Sean Kirst, news-side columnist, share their perspectives on how the working landscape has individually and collectively … Continue reading What is it like to work from home during the Covid-19 pandemic?
Warren Colville called “forward-thinking leader” as he retires
Warren Colville has stepped down as publisher of The Buffalo News, a change that raises a flood of concerns regarding the future of the paper under Lee Enterprises. Colville announced May 5 that he is stepping down from his post after 33 years with the News, including his tenure as president, which began in 2001, … Continue reading Warren Colville called “forward-thinking leader” as he retires
Guild votes for furlough agreements
Buffalo Newspaper Guild members voted 65-2 on April 10 in favor of a tentative agreement that will allow Buffalo News management to furlough Guild members across the board, for the first time. The approval of the agreement reflects member support for a plan the Guild bargaining team devised, which mitigates financial losses to members with … Continue reading Guild votes for furlough agreements