Wednesday November 25, 2020

'By cutting production staff, newsrooms are saving a little - but could end up paying dearly in the future'

Cutting precious editors could lead to huge payouts many multiples of the savings on wages, writes Colette Sexton

4th July, 2017

In media organisations across the world, revenues are shrinking, and in turn, budgets are being slashed. Quite frequently, those cuts are levelled directly at production.

The precious editors that keep our copy (and our reputations) clear seem like an easy target because they are back office. The readers do not know their names, and so it generates less publicity than if reporters' job are being chopped. By cutting these editing positions, newsrooms are saving a...

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