The News Media Guild’s nationwide protest Thursday was a resounding success. Most states had every writer participate by withholding their byline on their stories, and in the others, there was generally only a lone holdout here and there.
The story _ unbylined _ was the same across AP’s four regional editing hubs and the national verticals, from sports and business to photos and entertainment.
By a preliminary count, about 110 of 115 bureaus, plus a total of about 20 departments in Washington, D.C., and New York City, participated in the daylong protest.
Lots of nonwriting staffers proudly wore their red Guild shirts all day and took photos, and many expressed their feelings about the latest contract offers from The Associated Press with Tweets using our hashtag, #fairAPcontract.
Some of the photos are posted on our Twitter site (@NMGAP) and Facebook page (http://on.fb.me/1ec9FNc), and more will be posted soon.
Media bloggers covered the story, including a big piece on Jim Romenesko’s site (http://bit.ly/1ffgLx1) and one on Huffington Post (http://huff.to/1eknU0P). Continue reading