MP chairs meeting with EDP bosses over redundancies
1st April 2009
Keith Simpson chaired a meeting with Archant executives following announcements of redundancies.
Keith Simpson chaired a meeting with Archant executives following announcements of redundancies. He told the meeting that the way the consultation on job losses had initially been handled had been "bad for morale" among senior editorial staff, and emphasised that although he understood Archant was a commercial organisation, the EDP and Evening News "fulfil an important social role and are part of the glue of society".
Archant executives outlined the financial impact of the economic recession on the regional media industry.
They also outlined the threat the BBC and other taxpayer-funded media pose to the regional press.
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