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    Here is the impact of newsroom union strikes on publisher traffic and published articles

    The media industry has been hit with a devastating wave of layoffs in the past month, from the Los Angeles Times to Condé Nast. Newsroom unions have organized work stoppages and walkouts in an effort to show company managers how valuable their labor is, but what’s the impact of their actions?

    Digiday looked at traffic data from Similarweb and published article count data from Muck Rack to find out.

    Five media company unions organized work stoppages in the past month, with hundreds of staff walking off the job for one to three days. Condé Nast, the New York Daily News, The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post all had 24-hour work stoppages organized by their newsroom unions, while Forbes had a three-day walkout that ended on Monday. 

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