On this week’s episode, CJR Editor and Publisher Kyle Pope speaks with Azeen Ghorayshi and Rachel Sanders, members of the Buzzfeed News union organizing committee. BuzzFeed’s newsroom voted to unionize in February, a month after a devastating round of layoffs that left some 200 employees out of work. Ghorayshi, an investigative reporter, and Sanders, the deputy culture editor, describe life in the newsroom as negotiations with management drag on, and why unionizing should not have to be an adversarial process.
- A ‘disappointed’ BuzzFeed newsroom walks off the job, Andrew McCormick, CJR
- BuzzFeed cuts should mean the death of metric-obsessed media, Mathew Ingram, CJR