What you won’t be reading in tomorrow’s Cancer …
News drifts in from the Lubianka that another round of cuts will start being implemented at the troubled media empire tomorrow.
With advertising revenues crashing and circulation in freefall already at the Cancer under the unsteady editorial guidance of Northcliffe hatchet man, Mike Norton, it now appears that it’s time for the credit crunch to take its toll as well.
It’s tipped that the already chronically understaffed editorial and news staff will be hardest hit with a lot of journalists being forced on to the city’s lengthening dole queues. While the inevitable merger of the Cancer and sister paper, the Western Daily Press, must be even more inevitable now.
Still, it might prove good news for us bloggers. With Norton unable to pay for proper journalism any more, watch out for a lot more unpaid voluntary writing and commentary in the paper courtesy of Norton’s ‘community’ contacts.