Trinity Mirror to cut 75 jobs
Ian Burrell is Assistant Editor and Media Editor at The Independent, i paper and Independent on Sunday. He covers news from the whole media sector from television, press, radio and advertising to technology. His weekly column on the media appears every Monday in The Independent and i paper. He also writes on media, music and culture, including long-form pieces for The Independent’s Saturday magazine and the Independent on Sunday’s magazine, New Review. He is a regular presenter of BBC Radio 4’s What The Papers Say and a specialist commentator to Monocle 24 radio. He has contributed to most major broadcast outlets including BBC television and radio, CNN, Sky News, Al Jazeera and LBC. He has also written on media for GQ magazine. Ian has been reporting on the media industry for The Independent for more than a decade. Previously he was the newspaper’s Home Affairs Editor. He worked at The Sunday Times for five years, including as a member of the investigative Insight team, covering stories on political funding, industrial espionage and the arms industry. Previously he worked in ITV for London Weekend Television, on a weekly current affairs programme presented by Danny Baker. Ian trained at the Birmingham Post & Mail and was Regional Reporter of the Year in Press Gazette’s national awards.
Thursday 02 February 2012
Trinity Mirror is to lay off nearly 20 per cent of its national newspaper journalists as it merges the editorial teams of the Daily Mirror, the Sunday Mirror and The People.
News of the 75 job losses is the latest in a long series of cuts in the sector, which is suffering from reduced circulation and a decline in advertising revenues.
Telegraph Media Group, publishers of the Daily Telegraph, made 30 redundancies this week. The cuts come as Fleet Street faces questions over its practices at Lord Justice Leveson's public inquiry into media standards, a hearing prompted by the phone-hacking scandal at News International's News of the World.
The cuts at Trinity Mirror come in spite of the closure of the News of the World in July which delivered significant increases in circulation and advertising revenues to the Sunday Mirror and The People, its two main rivals.
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