New York Times In-House Critic Appeals To Readers To Support Strike

Publication’s in-house critic asks readers to stop reading outlet during walkout

  • Amanda Hess, critic-at-large for The New York Times, called on readers to not engage with the publication and stand in solidarity with the more than one thousand union staffers striking on Thursday.
  • “We’re asking readers to not engage in any @nytimes platforms tomorrow and stand with us on the digital picket line! Read local news. Listen to public radio. Make something from a cookbook. Break your Wordle streak,” Hess tweeted.
  • The planned walkout comes after the Times and the NewsGuild, a union representing staffers, did not reach an agreement on numerous issues, including wages.
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