The Death of Journalism

The Death of (local) Journalism. An introduction.

March 30, 2010

Over the last year the reporters have weathered a number mind boggling changes instigated from the powers that be at Northcliffe. It began last year when they were told that, because profit had fallen (probably little more than a single percent), the company was to make a number of “efficiency savings”. Meaningless platitudes were dolled out to petrified reporters about keeping redundancies to a minimum. Many learned their jobs effectively didn’t exist, and reporters from papers across the newsgroup were invited to apply for each others positions, kind of like a morbid game of musical chairs.

    The Death of Journalism


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