While some early attempts to organize newspaper employees took place in the 19th century in the United States, Britain, and Europe, most either failed to garner much support or did not represent journalists and their professional interests. As such, the American Newspaper Guild, renamed the Newspaper Guild in 1970 and NewsGuild in 2015, was founded in 1933 by Heywood Broun of the New York World-Telegram, Joseph Cookman from the New York Post, and Allen Raymond from the New York Herald Tribune. The Newspaper Guild sought to ensure job security for newspaper employees during the economic crisis of the Great Depression of 1929–1939 and the popularization of new media outlets such as radio and film as the transmitters of news.

The NewsGuild has worked to define ...

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