In Chicago, Web Writers Join Newsroom Peers in WGAE

By Andrew Gauthier 

Chicago Tribune

Writer-producers for Chicago’s WBBM-Ch. 2 Web site have voted to be represented by the Writers Guild of America, East, the same union that represents other writers in the CBS station’s newsroom.

The WGAE said the four people who work exclusively on content for are the first news writer-producers working solely on Internet content to join the Guild. CBS News radio and TV writers long have been members of the union best known for representing movie and TV scribes.

“We are proud to be the first Web news writers and Web producers to join the Guild, but I’m sure we wont be the last,” Michael Ramsey, one of those at WBBM to vote unanimously Thursday for Guild representation, said in the Guild’s announcement. More…