Buffalo Newspaper Guild

CWA Local 31026

Members protest The News’ overreliance on freelance writers

guild-holiday-01Buffalo Newspaper Guild members who work at The Buffalo News are rolling out a special red-and-green logo on Twitter last week, in keeping with the holiday season, to protest the paper’s dramatically expanded use of freelance writers to cover core news beats.

The Twitter protest, organized by reporters and editors at The News, is intended to cast a spotlight on the importance of quality journalism in our community and who is best equipped to deliver that vital public service.

Guild members at the paper used their popular Twitter feeds to express opposition to The News’ overreliance on freelance writers, particularly in sports coverage.