Employees at one of America’s oldest major magazine publishers are forming a union, becoming the latest big media organization to join the ranks of organized labor. Staff at Hearst Magazines announced Monday they plan to form a union with the Writers Guild of America East, encompassing editorial, photo, video, and social-media employees across 24 major properties owned exclusively by the New York-based media company. The unit includes some of its best-known publications, including Esquire, Town & Country, Cosmopolitan, and Elle among others. “We’re excited to be a part of the labor movement among our peers, and most importantly create a fair and equitable workplace for the future of this industry,” Elle Culture Editor Julie Kosin, one of the union’s organizers, told The Daily Beast. Hearst joins an ever-growing number of media organizations that have been unionized over the past several years amid continuing tumult in the industry. A number of digital … [Read more...] about Hearst Magazines Staffers Unionizing Across Two Dozen Publications, Forming Giant for Writers Guild of America
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New York (CNN Business)Employees at Hearst Magazines announced on Monday their plans to form a union, setting off a massive effort across 24 media brands that encompass print and digital staffers in editorial, video, photo, design and social. Participating publications include Cosmopolitan, Delish, Men's Health, Oprah Winfrey's "O" magazine and Esquire. A "strong majority" of the 500-member staff signed union cards with the Writers Guild of America, East, according to a press release. That scale makes it one of the largest editorial unions in the media industry. Hearst joins a slew of other media companies that have unionized in recent years. Condé Nast has had individual brands unionize, including The New Yorker. Digital outlets that have unionized include BuzzFeed News, Vox Media and Vice Media. The digital news employees at NBC News announced their intention to unionize with NewsGuild last month. "Hearst's union drive comes as the media industry continues to consolidate, as … [Read more...] about Hearst Magazines staffers announce intention to unionize
Actress Sonali Bendre is definitely an inspiration to all of us as the actress has been embracing life post her return from the US after undergoing treatment for cancer. The actress had a tough time last year battling her metastatic cancer. The actress was in US for six months for her treatment and underwent chemotherapy. But the diva is now back in action, she recently shot for an episode for Neha Dhupia's chat show BFFs with Vogue. And now she featured on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar India magazine looking like an ethereal beauty. Sonali Bendre shares picture with Hrithik Roshan, Sussanne Khan, Goldie Behl & son Ranveer, celebrates ‘Normal life’ with family! 44-year-old Sonali has appeared on the cover of a magazine and is redefining life after illness. Her stunning pictures from her latest photo shoot truly defines victory over fear. The actor shared a picture of herself on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine on her Instagram page. For the cover … [Read more...] about Sonali Bendre looks gracefully brave on magazine cover after winning over cancer; Check out her photo shoot pics here!
A transgender, a professional diver and a dusky beauty are among the hotties who'll walk the runway at LFW.This year, Lakme Fashion Week introduced five new faces, some of who will make their debut at the fashion week. Scroll down to find out why they made the cut. Shweta Raaj Photograph: Kind courtesy Shweta Raaj/Instagram The former Miss Commonwealth Asia Pacific 2016 from Kangra, Himachal Pradesh was 21 when she represented India at the global stage.Daughter of an Army officer, she was one of the front runners in MTV India's Next Top Model 2017, a television reality show. Besides modelling, she's also a tarot card reader. Jayalakshmi P Photograph: Kind courtesy Midhun Rxme/Jayalakshmi P/Instagram The Kerala born beauty picked modelling much against the choice of her parents. She moved to Pune, pursued shoots and went on to walk the ramp for Pune Times Fashion Week. While she's excited to walk for Lakme, her biggest dream is to be a Victoria's Secret model. Katerina Iovenko … [Read more...] about Pix: The hottest models at fashion week
The actor Paul Newman, who has died aged 83, became so famous for his dazzling looks, and the bluest eyes in the business, that it is impossible to think of him as other than a celebrity. Yet his many faceted, contradictory character renders the star image superficial. He was also a notable producer-director, a racing car enthusiast, a political activist and a philanthropist, counted as the person who had distributed more money - in relation to his own wealth - than any other American during the 20th century. He claimed to be happiest behind the wheel of a racing car and noted that his athleticism found its perfect outlet in this sport. As a producer and co-founder of several companies, he was responsible for many of his own films and directed six features, four of them starring his second wife, Joanne Woodward. One of these gained him an Oscar nomination — one of eight, although he waited until 1986 for the coveted best actor statuette. He received two other Academy Awards, an … [Read more...] about Paul Newman: obituary