Monday, October 27, 2014

Rockford Newspaper Guild asks you to contact the publisher of the Rockford Register Star today, Monday, October 27

The following is an email that I received from the Rockford Newspaper Guild...

Friends of Journalism,

On Monday Oct. 27 there’s a national protest against GateHouse Media, the owner of the Rockford Register Star. Employees have gone seven years without raises, and many jobs have been outsourced or eliminated under GateHouse ownership. We are negotiating our first contract.
You will not see pickets outside the Rockford Register Star tomorrow. The Rockford Newspaper Guild has chosen to do virtual picketing through social media. We need your help. 


Please visit http://www.transformrrstar.com.


Share a link on your Facebook page and other social media to our site and tell your friends that you support strong, courageous journalism and the local professionals who create it. Encourage them to support it, too. Forward this email to friends, family and coworkers.


At the bottom of our web pages you’ll see links that will allow you to automatically Tweet to company management and community leaders. It’s important that they hear a public outcry about what’s happened to news coverage, news products and thought leadership in our community under GateHouse ownership. 


We live in a region that is on the cusp of transformation. We need strong, credible news coverage to foster that transformation. 


Please join us.


Thank you.

Max Gersh and Brian Leaf
Co-chairs
Rockford Newspaper Guild

Tell the publisher, Josh Trust, you support the The Rockford Newspaper Guild.
Tell GateHouse VP of Content & Audience David Arkin you support The Rockford Newspaper Guild.
Tell GateHouse Senior VP Brad Dennison you support The Rockford Newspaper Guild.
Tell Rockford Register Star General Manager Paul Gaier you support The Rockford Newspaper Guild.
Tell Transform Rockford Executive Director Mike Schablaske you support The Rockford Newspaper Guild. 

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