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Philadelphia Newspaper Guild Finds Pay Disparity at Philadelphia Media Network

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New research from the Philadelphia Newspaper Guild has shown a significant gender and racial pay disparity at the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com. At the three publications, all owned by the Philadelphia Media Network, 28 of the 30 top-paid reporters were men.

The studies follow the headline-making report in March from IAPE-CWA on pay disparities at the Wall Street Journal and other Dow Jones publications.

"This is a very serious issue for us, and should be for everyone in 2016," said Bernie Lunzer, president of The NewsGuild-CWA. "We are far beyond the era when pay disparities were considered acceptable."

The local has shared the data with the Philadelphia Media Network and is urging substantial change. The New York local is having similar conversations with New York Times management. Disparites were also recently uncovered at the Washington Post.