Workday Minnesota holds the powerful to account while bringing the perspective of everyday workers and the organizations that defend their rights to focus. Workday emphasizes long-form investigative journalism to bring to light the concealed and buried.
Workday Minnesota fulfills the mission of the Labor Education Service at the University of Minnesota by providing a public outlet to examine the conditions that workers face on a day to day basis. Workday began publishing in the summer of 2000 with support from Minnesota’s labor community. It was the first on-line labor news publication in the United States.
Filiberto Nolasco Gomez – Editor
Growing up in a working-class Mexican community in eastern Los Angeles Filiberto was observant of the grind his parents and community members went through to fulfill their daily needs and fight to live with dignity. These insights led to an extensive breadth of union experience having worked with UNITE HERE Local 11, UAW 2865 and SEIU 284. Determined to tell stories that media ignores he started his own media company El Huateque five year ago quickly becoming a platform of expression and commentary. His writing and podcasts have drawn attention to abusive dynamics within the music industry, new slumlord of South Minneapolis, gentrification in Los Angeles and the struggles of everyday latinx people. He is excited to leverage the scope of these experiences to sustain and expand the vision and breadth of Workday Minnesota.
Amie Stager – Reporter
Media and culture have always dominated Amie Stager’s life. Her interest in books and movies growing up turned into a love for storytelling and curiosity about the unknown. During a Washington D.C. trip in high school, she visited the Newseum and realized there was a way to use her passion and skills to serve, love, and protect her community in an empowering and liberating way. After a gap year working as a barista, she decided to pursue journalism as a career. She expects to graduate spring 2021 from the University of Minnesota Hubbard School for Journalism and Mass Communication with a major in journalism and minors in art and anthropology. She is excited to be a part of Workday Minnesota, engaging the working community with stories of justice!
Standards and Ethics
Our priority is to focus our lens through the perspective of workers.
As a non profit news site we don’t report on political candidates or parties unless there is a policy specific to the working conditions and the lives of workers.
Workday Minnesota strives for a nimble, accurate and complete news report. We endeavor to be promptly responsive in correcting errors in material published on digital platforms and in print. When we run a correction, clarification or editor’s note, our goal is to tell readers, as clearly and quickly as possible, what was wrong and what is correct. Anyone should be able to understand how and why a mistake has been corrected.
Updating a digital report
It is unnecessary to put notes on stories stating that a story has been updated unless there is a particular reason to note the addition of new information or other change; the time stamp signals to readers that they are reading a developing story. It is necessary to use a correction, clarification or editor’s note to inform readers whenever we correct a significant mistake.
If we are substantively correcting an article, photo caption, headline, graphic, video or other material, we should promptly publish a correction explaining the change.
When our journalism is factually correct but the language we used to explain those facts is not as clear or detailed as it should be, the language should be rewritten and a clarification added to the story. A clarification can also be used to note that we initially failed to seek a comment or response that has since been added to the story or that new reporting has shifted our account of an event.
Editor’s NotesA correction that calls into question the entire substance of an article, raises a significant ethical matter or addresses whether an article did not meet our standards, may require an Editor’s Note and be followed by an explanation of what is at issue. A senior editor must approve the addition of an Editor’s Note to a story.