Thursday, June 20, 2002

Disgruntled Media Workers II
Following the murder-suicides at the Providence Journal -- and as part of the Providence Newspaper Guild protest that members have been working without contracts since 1999 -- staffers are staging a byline strike. The newspaper itself has given the strike little ink, but Sheila Lennon, the paper's features and interactive producer, is documenting the action in her Journal-served blog Subterranean Homepage News. In her frequent doses of "bottom-up journalism from the pros," Sheila touches on work-related issues at the Journal, Web coverage of journalism, and the blog phenom. It's good to see the Journal supporting a staffer's blog work, but it'd also be good if members of the Guild got a contract.

Thanks to BoingBoing.

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