WGA Adds First Web-Only Station News Writers
Four staffers at CBS' WBBM-TV Chicago join union
By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 8/30/2010 2:49:17 PM
According to the union, the stations' four web-only news staffers at CBS' WBBM-TV Chicago voted Aug. 27 to join the guild.
WGAE has been actively reaching out to Web writers. "That is where we think a lot of news writers are transitioning," said spokeswoman Sherry Goldman. "As [stations] are moving more and more content online, those are targets we are definitely going after," she said.
Web-only writers currently aren't covered by guild contracts so WGAE has to organize essentially shop-by-shop.
WGAE represents approximately 4,000 broadcast, cable, film and digital media writers.
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