Newspaper Guild Rebrands to ‘NewsGuild’

New day, new name.

tnglogoThe Newspaper Guild of New York is no more. From now on, it’s The NewsGuild of New York. Guild members voted 407 to 105 to change the name of the 81-year-old union.

The change was made to reflect the fact that as time passes, more union members are working for media companies other than papers.

“The news is very much alive, but most of the newspapers that were around when we started are gone,” said NewsGuild president Bill O’Meara, in a statement. “From The Daily Beast to The New York Times, and pretty much everywhere between, more Guild members now work in 24-hour, increasingly-digital news environments.”