Wednesday 16 November 2011

'Don't close papers sell them': NUJ urges Trinity

The NUJ is calling on Trinity Mirror to put three weekly Midlands papers up for sale instead of closing them.

Trinity Mirror Midlands has announced that the Sutton Coldfield News, the Chase Post and Stafford Post are to close.

NUJ negotiator Lawrence Shaw said: “The only beneficiary of these closures is the Northcliffe group, the papers’ rival in this area. It makes no sense to journalists to shut down popular papers that are full of adverts. That is why we believe the Trinity Mirror management must have an ulterior motive for the closures, which it is not revealing. We will be asking for answers and the chance for these paper to continue to serve their local communities."

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