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The Guardian to cut jobs over next two years (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
The Drum ^ | June 23, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 06/23/2011 6:31:48 AM PDT by abb

The Guardian will make job cuts over the next two years in a bid to save £25m by 2016 and continue its move towards a ‘digital first’ news strategy.

The newspaper’s editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger has said that a ‘significant’ number of jobs will be shed across the group which currently employs around 1,500 members of staff, including 630 journalists.

Talking to BBC Radio 4’s The Media Show, Rusbridger admitted to cut its staff numbers over the next two years while the company also aims to boost its digital revenue to £91m by 2016.

Andrew Miller, chief executive for the Guardian Media Group has said that the editorial budget for The Guardian, The Observer and guardian.co.uk would remain unchanged until 2012.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: advertising; circulation; dbm; newspapers
The dying continues...
1 posted on 06/23/2011 6:31:57 AM PDT by abb
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2 posted on 06/23/2011 6:32:58 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thecutline/20110622/ts_yblog_thecutline/the-guardians-digital-first-push-means-significant-layoffs-editor-in-chief-says
The Guardian’s ‘digital-first’ push means ‘significant’ layoffs, editor-in-chief say

http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowldc/bad-blood-brewing-at-wh-between-press-corps-and-flacks_b42900
Bad Blood Brewing at White House Between Press Corps and Flacks Over Presidential Address

http://paidcontent.org/article/419-salon-ceo-gingras-resigns-site-faces-an-uncertain-future/
Salon CEO Gingras Resigns; Site Faces An Uncertain Future

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/470143-Republicans_Seek_Administration_Info_on_FCC_Reg_Review_Compliance.php
Republicans Seek Administration Info on FCC Reg Review Compliance - Upton, Walden and Stearns pen letter to Sunstein

http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/rusbridger-guardian-digital-first-strategy-will-involve-significant-job-cuts/s2/a544830/
Rusbridger: Guardian digital-first strategy will involve ‘significant’ job cuts

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/june_2011/46_say_average_reporter_is_more_liberal_than_they_are
46% Say Average Reporter Is More Liberal Than They Are

http://www.radio-info.com/news/mobile-local-ad-revenues-to-swell-to-283-billion-by-2015-says-biakelsey
Mobile local ad revenues to swell to $2.83 billion by 2015, says BIA/Kelsey

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/11_27/b4235053917570.htm
The Rise and Inglorious Fall of Myspace

http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20073522-261/exclusive-top-isps-poised-to-adopt-graduated-response-to-piracy/
Exclusive: Top ISPs poised to adopt graduated response to piracy


3 posted on 06/23/2011 6:43:30 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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Guardian execs have learned. The key word is “significant” jobs cuts..instead of bleeding a few jobs every year or so..take a big axe..one time..clean it out..


4 posted on 06/23/2011 8:03:33 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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http://www.nbc-2.com/story/14952274/2011/06/21/news-press-lays-off-14-employees

News-Press lays off 14 employees
Posted: Jun 21, 2011 6:29 PM CDT Updated: June 22, 2011 06:30 PM EDT

FT. MYERS: In March, Lee County gave $105,000 to the Gannett Corporation - owner of the News-Press. The money was an incentive to create 35 new jobs. But Tuesday the paper fired 14 people.

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/14228599/2011/03/10/gannett-calls-100k-taxpayer-incentive-a-good-investment?clienttype=printable

Economic development calls $100K incentive a good investment
Posted: Mar 10, 2011 4:07 PM CST Updated: March 10, 2011 06:31 PM EST

FORT MYERS: Southwest Florida’s largest newspaper is forcing its employees to take mandatory furloughs to save the company money. So why have taxpayers given more than $100,000 to Gannett, owner of the News-Press, to create more jobs if it can’t afford to pay its current employees their full salaries?

NBC2 Investigator Andy Pierrotti digs for answers as he tracks your tax dollars.

While News-Press employees took a pay cut through furloughs, Lee County awarded Gannett - owner of the paper - $105,000 to create new jobs.


5 posted on 06/23/2011 8:13:46 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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The good news is that this will have no impact on the quality of the paper’s reporting.


6 posted on 06/23/2011 8:47:51 AM PDT by CoastWatcher
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To: ken5050

the most anti-American rag in the UK.

How many editors of a newspaper have you heard try to physically “arrest” Dick Cheney? That’s the idiots running that ship.


7 posted on 06/23/2011 8:48:22 AM PDT by max americana (.)
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8 posted on 06/23/2011 11:01:58 AM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/romenesko/136828/media-general-tells-employees-to-take-15-furlough-days-this-year/
Media General tells employees to take 15 furlough days

http://www.mediageneral.com/properties/index.htm


9 posted on 06/23/2011 12:48:33 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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Thanks for the news.

It just warms the cockles of my dark, black heart to learn about such developments.


10 posted on 06/23/2011 4:11:15 PM PDT by OldPossum
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F*ck Salon. I hope they go belly up tomorrow.


11 posted on 06/23/2011 11:25:20 PM PDT by MovementConservative (Go Mariners! 2012!)
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