TheBusinessDesk West Midlands reports today that the editor of Chris Bullivant's new paper, the Birmingham Press, has recruited a number of former Birmingham Post journalists to its editorial team.
It says: "Tony Lennox, editor of the Press, revealed that a number of fellow former Post journalists would be joining his team. These include former Post business editor John Duckers, who will write a version of his online business gossip column, and former sports editor Fraser Thompson. Former Post economics editor Neville Boyd-Maunsell would also be contributing some content, said Mr Lennox, as well as a number of former Post staff who were now working as freelance journalists."
Trinity Mirror today confirmed TheBusinessDesk exclusive earlier this week that it is to launch a sister paper to the Birmingham Post, called Business Post Lite, to fight the challenge for property advertising by the Birmingham Press.
I am a freelance journalist based in the UK and was deputy editor of Press Gazette, the journalists' magazine, from 1993 until 2006. I want to give an independent view on media matters.
You can contact me with stories, ideas and comments by email at firstname.lastname@example.org You can also follow me on Twitter @jonslattery