Videostill: interviewing one of the journalists at the action
Videostill: The NUJ National Union of Journalists banner at the action
Videostill: three journalists on the action
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Despite Northcliffe making £100 Million profits and upping its
directors pay by 48%, they still want more and so have implemented
a neo-Labour sounding scheme called Aim Higher to make an
additional £25 million by cutting jobs and journalism. “The Mail
on Sunday called Andy Gilchrist, the fire union leader, a "fat cat"
for his £82,000 salary. The Mail on Sunday's editor-in-chief, Paul
Dacre, receives a basic yearly salary of £690,000. Who's fat?”
Wrote Paul Foot in the The Guardian – indeed!
It is of note that this attack on local media won’t good coverage
in the commercial press in Bristol – because the people with the
scissors own all the press! Sites like Bristol Indymedia are
needed more than ever to provide us with access to information –
the lifeblood of any democratic system.
You can protest the cuts by contacting the MD of Northcliffe,
Michael Pelosi – email email@example.com
There is also an article on BIMC related:
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