What are fair rates for freelancers? Help reset our standards and brainstorm for Spring Training 2015 at the unit meeting, 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 beginning at the Guild, 433 Natoma St., and adjourning to the Chieftain, Howard at Fifth, for happy hour.
Call for nominations. The Excellence in Journalism Awards honor journalists whose work embodies SPJ’s ideals of initiative, integrity, talent and compassion. If you know a deserving journalist who’s produced brilliant work in the past year -- maybe you? -- follow this link.
Danger spikes: The role of freelancers has expanded across conflict zones; nearly half the 70 reporters killed in Syria since 2011 have been freelancers, lacking institutional support. Reporters without Borders offers some protections. Read the AP story.
GUILD FREELANCERS is a growing part of the Pacific Media Workers Guild and The Newspaper Guild-CWA. We represent journalists and independent writers working in all types of media, and advocate vigorously on their behalf in the marketplace, the Legislature, and the public mind. We work to provide benefits, services, and educational programs for our members as the publishing industry evolves.