– Newsquest/Gannett: The long, long-running restructuring programme at Newsquest shows no signs of slowing: ten advertising staff are reportedly to be made redundant at the Brighton Argus while 37 volunteers for redundancy have come forward at the company’s Glasgow offices, home of the Herald and Evening Times papers. Gannett’s 35,000 US staff are being given a mandatory one-week pay cut in Q109, as a way to lessen the need for more layoffs, but a memo to staff, via Gannett Blog, GCI say Newsquest will follow “other expense reduction measures”. Both via Guardian.co.uk.
– Non League Today: Despite the thousands that enjoy amateur and semi-pro football each Saturday, the specialist media that cover it have had a troubled time of it. The Non League Today newspaper, owned by Australian-based International Publishing Group, has shut down, causing three staff to be made redundant, though the paper’s editor David Watters says there are no less than nine potential buyers interested in making a bid including one Premier League player. The paper’s print run was 120,000 but sales only peaked at 33,000. From PressGazette.
– Trinity Mirror: It merged the management structure of its North Wales, South Wales and Liverpool divisions this week, but Trinity Mirror (LSE: TNI) has ruled out any editorial synergies for its papers in those areas. Sara Wilde, MD for Trinity Mirror North West and Wales, said yesterday: “We would like to clarify that there are no plans to amalgamate the Liverpool Post or Welsh Daily Post with the Western Mail“. From BBC.co.uk.
– Guardian News and Media: Not much chance of Guardian News and Media abandoning its print titles any time soon: the company is still launching initiatives to boost circulation of The Guardian and The Observer. Readers can save 20 percent by subscribing to both the Saturday Guardian and The Observer and 33 percent by taking a seven-day subscription. The Guardian has upped its cover price to 90p to take it in line with The Daily Telegraph and The Times while The Observer joins The Sunday Times on the £2 mark. Via Guardian.co.uk. Disclosure: paidContent:UK is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Guardian News and Media.