Unionized Newsrooms Threaten the Very Thing That Helped Digital Media Grow

With unions cropping up in digital newsrooms across the media landscape, publishers have to be wondering if they should be worried. Could their staff be next?



For those who have grown their businesses on the back of a low compensation model, the sparks of collective bargaining at Gawker, Vice and Salon represent a new threat: Non-union salaries have historically trailed those of union salaries, according to the University of Georgia’s long-running Annual Survey of Journalism & Mass Communication Graduates.

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