We the journalists of The Palm Beach Post and The Palm Beach Daily News are forming a union to preserve our role as a resource in our community, a voice for the voiceless and a watchdog that holds the powerful accountable.
For 104 years, The Palm Beach Post has been the newspaper of record in Palm Beach County. With fewer resources every year, our journalists have broken national stories, reported tirelessly on natural disasters and exposed corruption at the highest levels of county government under often exhausting circumstances.
Despite a smaller staff and limited resources, our passion for the craft and commitment to the mission drives us to produce the award-winning work our newspapers have always delivered.
To continue our vigilance and strengthen our commitment to serve our readers, we must have a seat at the table when decisions are made about staff reductions, reorganizations and how we cover our community.
We understand Palm Beach County better than the out-of-state corporate owners, however well-intentioned, who bought our newspapers two years ago.
Our editors and newsroom leaders are members of this community too. We’ve formed this union to work with them, not against them.
We’re confident that a democratic landscape will protect our journalists, editors, newspapers and community.
This union is for all of us.
Lou Ann Frala
Feb. 18, 2020