Thursday 27 August 2009

Express Newspapers to axe 70 journalists reports that Northern & Shell, publisher of Express Newspapers and OK! magazine, has announced plans to make 70 journalists at its newspaper titles redundant.
It says the proposed cuts will involve staff at the Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star and Sunday Star and the group will make 10 further redundancies from elsewhere in the company. According to the NUJ, the company is seeking voluntary redundancies from staff and has entered a consultation period.
"It's inconceivable that they can continue to produce competitive newspapers with the level of staff that will remain if these cuts go through," Barry Fitzpatrick, NUJ head of publishing, told

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