[GLLUG] Am I over-reacting to this?

Alistair Mann al at pectw.net
Tue Jan 21 15:23:11 UTC 2014

On 20/01/14 23:00, Nix wrote:
> On 18 Jan 2014, Christopher Hunter verbalised:
>> It's amusing to note that the senior managers and editors who refused
>> to move, or were surplus to requirements with the decamp to Salford,
>> are all - to a man - still unemployed!
> Part of that might be that the employment prospects for journalists of
> all stripes is hardly bright these days, with the ongoing implosion of
> the paper news sector. (I don't know *anyone* my age or younger who buys
> a paper newspaper of any description. It's deader than classical music.)

I think that's too broad.

With the paper news sector, as opposed to journalists, it's worth 
distinguishing between nationals and locals. Nationals are suffering 
you're right: I personally know of a telegraph journo who took a 60% pay 
cut just to keep his job, and a guardian journo who was paid <£1000 for 
about eight months research because (I understand) they are paid per 
word of the final article.

/Locals/ on the other hand are actually doing quite well [1], to the 
extent I know people who have gone to the US to be a journalist for them.

Alistair Mann

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