Earlier on FishbowlDC: “The AP Byline Strike: The View from Washington”
A statement from the AP:
AP’s contract with the News Media Guild specifies: “An employee’s byline shall not be used over his/her protest.”
AP’s proposals to the guild are rooted in the desire to assure that we can maintain the maximum number of quality journalism jobs, and that these positions are compensated fairly and in accordance with the realities of today’s economic challenges.
We’re hopeful that we’ll reach agreement on these critical issues.