UK News Media Job losses running at c.140 per week

DMGT Associated Newspapers is to make 300 roles redundant in the London area, this equates to 6% of the London workforce. This is part of what is believed to be a 15% budget cut:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/nov/12/dmgt-associatednewspapers

Trinity Mirror has warned of potential job losses: (Update: pay freeze for 2009, branch offices closed and reported 1200 redundancies so far)
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/press/trinity-mirror-warn-of-more-job-cuts-1016888.html
http://business.scotsman.com/retail/Trinity-Mirror–hints-at.4694062.jp

The publishers of Time Out have announced a cut of 8% of their workforce, 13 jobs:
http://www.nuj.org.uk/innerPagenuj.html?docid=977

News Media job losses are running at around 140 per week, detailed in this post by Peter Kirwan of the Press Gazette: (Graph reproduced below)
http://blogs.pressgazette.co.uk/mediamoney/2008/11/13/news-media-job-losses-140-per-week-and-climbing/

In a reaction to these figures, Jeremy Dear, General Secretary of the NUJ highlights the hidden impact of media organisations simply choosing not to replace staff:
http://jeremydear.blogspot.com/2008/11/editors-theyre-like-buses.html

(Update:) Newsquest North East to close branch offices and make 17 redundant: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/nov/21/newsquest-downturn

 

 

Graph of job losses

Graph of job losses

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