October 31, 2011
TO ALL GUILD MEMBERS
The nominating committee intends to nominate the following members for these offices at the Annual Members Meeting to be held at noon Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Dayton Board of Realtors, next door to the Media Center:
President: Lou Grieco
1st Vice President: Amelia Robinson
2nd Vice President: Lucy Baker
Treasurer: Chris Stewart
Secretary: Karen Baird
At Large: Robin McMacken
(term ending 12/31/11)
At Large: Jessica Donham
(term ending 12/31/11)
Additional nominations can be made from the floor at the annual meeting.
Submitted by members of nominating committee: Ben Sutherly (chair), Steve Bennish, Ken McCall, Steve Black and Jill Kelley.
I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Robin McMacken to the Dayton Newspaper Guild Executive Board. Robin will serve in the at-large position for part-time employees, which has been open since Mark McGregor took a full time job as a reporter at the Springfield News-Sun.
Robin has been working as a part-time reporter and copy editor at the Dayton Daily News since Aug. 2010. She has a broad range of work experience, including writing for the Los Angeles Times, Housetrends magazine, Distinction magazine. She served as editor for the NASA Dryden X-Press, serving the flight research center at Edwards Air Force Base, and copy desk chief of the Antelope Valley Press in Palmdale, Calif. Before that, she worked as a writer, copy editor, and features editor for the Rapid City Journal in South Dakota, Robin’s home state.
She is the author of “Off the Beaten Path: The Dakotas,” which is now in its seventh edition. She is also co-owner and marketing director of Vintage Scouts Interiors inCenterville. We’re delighted to have Robin on the board.
Dayton Newspaper Guild
Oct. 4, 2011
To All Guild Members:
Election season is upon us. I have appointed a nominating committee to seek out qualified candidates and to solicit and freely accept nominations from the membership. Those nominations shall be submitted at the Annual Members Meeting scheduled for noon, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. The meeting will be at the Dayton Board of Realtors, next door to the Media Center. The election of Guild officers will be Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011.
The nominating committee is chaired by Ben Sutherly and includes Steve Bennish, Ken McCall, Steve Black and Jill Kelley. If you are a member in good standing and you are interested in running for office, please contact the committee or you may arrange to be nominated at the Annual Members Meeting.
The election will include candidates for the offices of president, first vice president, second vice president, secretary, treasurer and two at-large members. One at-large member must be a part-time employee and will chair the union’s part-time committee. The other will be assigned to chair the human rights committee. Both at-large seats are for terms of two years starting Jan. 1, 2012. The remaining officers will be elected to one-terms starting Jan. 1, 2012.
Jana Collier, Cox Media Group Ohio’s editor-in-chief, notified the Dayton Newspaper Guild that up to eight positions at the Dayton Daily News would be eliminated. In a Friday, Aug. 26 memo, Collier told Guild President Lou Grieco the company plans to lay off four editorial assistants and two to four photographers.
In a surprising move the following Monday, Larry Price, the paper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning director of photography, resigned rather than slash up to half the photo staff. Also on Monday, Grieco sent this email to Guild-represented employees, telling members that, "we’ll be monitoring this closely. Should the Company violate the posted conditions, we will file an unfair labor practice complaint with the NLRB.
Dayton blogger David Esrati first reported the layoff plan and Price’s resignation. Other media outlets, including the Dayton Business Journal picked up the story. The Business Journal’s Ginger Christ posted this commentary on the Dayton BizBlog. The AP and journalism sites such as the well-read Romenesko have also covered the story. The Dayton Business Journal was also the first to report on Cox’s plan to to consolidate copy desk operations.