News Organization Wired Organizes and Pushes for Management to Recognize its Union


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  1. Jaybird says:

    We went out for a lovely little drive yesterday (just up to Cascade and back to town… we never got out of the car) and we were just enjoying the beautiful day and listening to the radio and…

    Golly, we noticed how few ads there were. Like, there were more ads than listening to college radio (of course) but there weren’t a whole lot more. Back in the before time, you couldn’t make it two songs without hearing an ad for one of the local car dealerships or fast food restaurants… but now? Nope. A whole bunch of places doing “we’re all in this together (buy carpet when you think about that sort of thing again)” ads or ads for one of the local tire stores.

    And not a bloc of 3 minutes worth of ads, either. More like 3 commercials in a row and then we were back to the music.

    Maybe it’s because it was Sunday.Report

    • DensityDuck in reply to Jaybird says:

      You know, those few times I’ve been out driving around lately, I too have noticed a lot more “rock block!” or “Case Of Songs, 24 songs in a row, no commercials!” or “and now for the Afternoon Music Set, taking you through to two!”Report

  2. Damon says:

    Yawn. Unions don’t help when the industry is undergoing fundamental restructuring.

    Learn to code.Report

  3. Jaybird says:

    Saw this flit across my timeline:


    • Dark Matter in reply to Jaybird says:

      There is now approximately one mid-sized town worth of journalists covering the entire US.

      This ignores that everyone with a smartphone is a photographer and everyone who can type is able to post stuff on line.

      Their problem is when everyone is a journalist then no one is.Report