In An Era Of Billionaire Media Moguls, Do Press Unions Stand A Chance?

On Nov. 2, billionaire media owner Joe Ricketts abruptly shuttered the digital news sites DNAinfo and the Gothamist, terminating 116 employees. Days earlier, these employees had voted 25 to 2 to join the Writers Guild of America-East, exercising their right to collectively bargain under the National Labor Relations Act. Ricketts did little to hide his motives.…