— Trinity Mirror: Staying true to plans to merge and modernise the Daily Record and Sunday Mail newsrooms, Trinity Mirror (LSE: TNI) has now made 24 staff redundant, but has lowered its job cuts target from 70 to 57. NUJ members are planning a 24-hour strike tomorrow but but Trinity’s national newspapers MD Mark Hollinshead warned staff: “If we don’t adapt our titles now they will not remain viable, it’s as simple as that,” Via Shaune Milne and Guardian.co.uk.
Elsewhere, Trinity’s Digital Recruitment division has hired search marketing firm DBD Media to promote its portfolio of job ads across its 14 sites. Via Marketing.
— National ABCs: All but two national newspapers saw a year-on-year sales decrease in March, according to ABC figures released today. The risers were The Sunday Times, which saw a 2.8 percent increase to 1,240,348, and the Daily Star which rose 13.5 percent to 819,880 thanks to a 20p cover price and TV ads. The Independent on Sunday is in a bad way and its circulation fell almost a quarter year on year to a weekly average of 167,763.
— Spectator Business: Launched last year as a monthly companion to Press Holdings’ weekly current affairs magazine The Spectator, Spectator Business is now publishing on a quarterly basis until the market improves. Editor Martin Vander Weyer wrote in the last issue: “We continue to look on the bright side wherever we can. (But) even the in-built optimism of Spectator Business cannot buck the bigger trend”. From Guardian.co.uk.
— Newsquest: US data company Westworld Media has been signed up to provide online and mobile cinema listings for Gannett-owned Newsquest.