Friday, August 15, 2014


The Chicago Newspaper Guild is fighting a quota system that requires Pioneer Press reporters to write at least 2.5 stories each day, or risk losing their jobs. The Guild has filed a complaint calling the quota "unfair" and said it was imposing on "journalistic integrity." It is the latest in the ongoing battle between Sun-Times Media and its journalists.
The Guild's Ralph Zahorik wrote Tuesday that staffers are working under "a confusing but strict quota" that puts writers' careers on the line.
“They’re being warned if they don’t produce the 2.5 minimum, they could lose their jobs,” he wrote in a post on the Chicago Newspaper Guild's site.
The Guild is now demanding that the media group drop the rule and "immediately cease and desist from issuing further discipline based on a story quota."
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