ASMP Takes Up ‘NY Times’ Contract Fight

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By: PDN Staff

(Photo District News) The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) in Philadelphia is gathering contact information, including names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for photographers working with The New York Times who are dissatisfied with the current contract offer. Information should be sent to The information will only be used in relation to the Times’ freelance contract discussions.

This request is for members and non-members of ASMP.

An ASMP statement released to media and industry groups states: “The issues surrounding The New York Times contract are important to all working publication photographers and ASMP would like to help. Once a list of contributors has been established, ASMP will approach the Times — after consultation with members of the group — to express the views of the various photographers in an effort to create a consensus on the terms and conditions of the contract.”

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