Journalists at Insider have unionized
Journalists at Insider, the news site formerly called Business Insider, said on Monday that they had formed a union, joining a wave that has swept digital media companies, reports Katie Robertson of The New York Times.
Robertson reports, “The Insider Union is asking the company for voluntary recognition. It is represented by The NewsGuild of New York, which also represents editorial employees at The New York Times and other publications.
“‘I’ve seen how we’ve moved from the start-up energy of a young company into a much larger, much more formal corporation,’ said Kim Renfro, an entertainment correspondent who has worked at Insider since 2014. ‘I see the union as being a natural part of that progress.’
“William Antonelli, an editor at Insider, said that the union would focus on diversity and inclusion, pay equity and more transparency on how company executives rate employees.
“Nicholas Carlson, Insider’s global editor in chief, said in a statement: ‘The satisfaction, job security and happiness of our journalists is extremely important to us. We will fully respect whatever decision our newsroom ultimately makes.'”
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