Thursday, December 04, 2008

Regional newspapers must be run locally to survive

After another day of decimation in the regional media with Scottish journalists having to reapply for their jobs on mass,I have to agree with the sentiments of Jeremy Dear general secretary of the National Union of Journalists.

Writing on the Guardian's Organ grinder blog he says that

If regional newspapers are to survive and prosper, they must be locally owned, involved in their communities and more accountable - not run by faceless, remote corporations
and he reminds us that

Times are tough and it's an incredibly difficult advertising environment. Yet, not major local newspaper group currently axing jobs made a loss last year. None expect to do so this year.

Ht-Dave Lee

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