Wednesday, 1 July 2009

A Hard Days Overnight for Liverpool Echo

The NUJ says Trinity Mirror's Liverpool Echo is joining the trend of regional evenings to switch to overnight printing from August. The union claims this will mean it competing directly with sister morning title, the Daily Post.
According to the NUJ, a statement to journalists from Trinity Mirror says there will be no redundancies as a result but “some working patterns in advertising and in editorial will need to be reviewed.”
NUJ members in Merseyside will meet next week to consider the proposals.
Jenny Lennox, NUJ assistant organiser, said: “The company says this won’t harm the Daily Post but the staff don’t believe it. A hundred printers have lost their jobs in the switching of production to Oldham - and we can't be sure what this means for journalists."
Update:HoldtheFrontPage says today it understands that the Echo will retain a two-edition structure, with one edition printed overnight and the other printed on the day of publication.
It quotes Trinity Mirror saying that the switch to OIdham would mean "a better, brighter Echo for readers and better long-term prospects for the staff and the business."

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