Cost-Conscious Regional Papers Consider Outsourcing Editorial


On top of the cuts, closures and restructures pummelling regional newspapers, publishers are increasingly considering outsourcing jobs or whole departments to save money. According to HTPF, Johnston Press is considering outsourcing the subediting operations of the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post, two daily newspapers with a combined circulation of more than 100,000. HTFP quotes National Union of Journalists reps who confirm they were told that three companies, including the Press Association, pitched their services to the editors of both papers at a meeting at JP’s Edinburgh HQ. JP’s head office says the story is “pure speculation” and a spokeswoman for PA told us the company couldn’t “disclose specific details of any current contractual discussions

Comments are closed.