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(Thread) Last year, when I worked on @FresnoBee community engagement project about Fresno’s dividing line, #CrossingTheLine, I wasn’t expecting the community response. It was clear: something is happening in Fresno. Something is changing. 1/
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Then the November election happened. And the @CityofFresno council suddenly looked a lot different. Leading up to that, I attended forums held by @FresnoBHC, @FaithInFresno, @LCJandA, @cncedfund, @HIPcalifornia. 2/
And let’s not forget Measure P. Even though it didn’t technically pass (that’s being argued in court), it was easily the most controversial election issue in Fresno’s election. An example of issue vs candidate politics. 3/
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The Plain Dealer informed the Guild today it would move forward with a plan to outsource the jobs of 29 Guild and management employees who copy edit, curate and design our newspaper. #KeepPDLocal #keepjournalismlocal #localjournalismmatters #1u @news_guild @CWAUnion
The Plain Dealer unit of the Northeast Ohio Newspaper Guild for months has fought to keep this work in Cleveland because the Guild knows that having local journalists, with knowledge of the community, would produce the best newspaper. #KeepPDLocal @news_guild @CWAUnion
The company had a proposal from the Guild that offered significant savings and would preserve quality. The company could not assure the Guild, other than with platitudes, that the other “bidders” would treat Guild work with the same care. #KeepPDLocal @news_guild @CWAUnion
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