NMG announces election schedule

An election will be conducted for all seats on the News Media Guild’s Executive Committee (whose members shall also be jointly elected as TNG and CWA convention delegates) and the Representative Assembly.

The nominating period opens on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2020. Nominations must be RECEIVED by Oct. 5, 2020. In the event only a single nomination is received for an office, that person shall be declared elected. Ballots will be mailed on Nov. 2, 2020. Ballots will be counted on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2020. Please contact the NMG for a full copy of the election rules.

The following offices will be elected.

Executive Committee and TNG Sector Conference/CWA Convention delegates. Three-year terms starting Feb. 22, 2021. All members at AP, EFE, Guardian and UPI may run for office and cast ballots.

President and 1st delegate
First Vice President and 2nd delegate

Secretary-Treasurer and 3rd delegate
Second Vice President and 4th delegate

Third Vice President and 5th delegate

Representative Assembly. Three-year terms of office for both delegate and alternate, starting Feb. 22, 2021. The RA is divided into districts. You must work within a district to represent that district.

 

AP Central: AP editorial unit members Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Texas.

 

AP New York City: All AP unit members working in New York City.

 

AP East: AP editorial unit members working in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

 

AP Photographers: At-large seat representing all AP member photographers.  To hold office, a member representing this district must be employed by Associated Press as a photographer.  However, any AP editorial unit member may nominate a photographer for this post.

 

AP South: AP editorial unit members working in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

 

AP Television: At-large seat representing all members working for AP Television.  To hold office, a member representing this district must be employed by Associated Press in Television or Video departments.  However, any AP editorial unit member may nominate a television worker for this post.

 

AP Washington: AP editorial unit members working in the District of Columbia and the

Broadcast News Center.

 

AP West: AP editorial unit members working in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

 

AP Technology: At large seat covering all AP Technology Unit members regardless of location.

 

EFE News Service: At-large seat representing all members working for the EFE News Service.

 

Guardian-US: At-large seat representing all members working for Guardian-US.

 

United Press International: At-large seat representing all members working for United Press International.

 

CAMPAIGNING: Use of the News Media Guild stationery for campaign literature is prohibited. Upon their request, one campaign statement from each qualified EC, TNG Convention or RA candidate shall be sent with the list of candidates mailed to all branch chairpersons for bulletin board posting. Such statements of no more than 200 words shall arrive at the News Media Guild office no later than the deadline set for candidate acceptance, five days after the close of the nominating period. NMG shall print these candidate statements, if provided, in all annual elections, and special elections if possible, prior to the mailing of ballots. Stories should strive for equal space or balance about candidates in election stories, and solicit statements, background and photographs from all candidates. The language in this section shall be carried in all election notices, including lists of candidates

News Media Guild Elections Committee