Media Pundit Applauds Herald E-Petition Signatories

One of the UK’s best-known media pundits has rounded on the owners of the Herald group of newspapers, as it seeks to make a budget cut of between two and three million pounds.

In his blog for MediaGuardian (see here), Roy Greenslade applauds the 1000-plus signatories on an e-petition against the job losses, taking place as a result of the budget cut, set up by the National Union of Journalists.

Already, a number of staff at The Herald, Sunday Herald and Evening Times have been told their applications for voluntary redundancy have been accepted.

Today, it is understood that Sunday Herald editor, Richard Walker, will be presenting to staff his plans for his paper, in light of job cuts. Mr Walker was unavailable for comment. There is speculation that the newspaper’s magazine faces a very different future, in light of two senior members of staff on it having been informed they can leave.

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