Loose lips sink editorial depts...

Understandably there is much gloom at London free newspaper City AM where it has been announced that its entire team of six sub-editors is being axed. Where on earth can the paper’s supremo, Jens Torpe, have got such a crazy idea?

Back in March, media commentator Ray Snoddy reported Mecom boss David Montgomery’s belief that the “age of the sub-editor is coming to an end”.

Snoddy went on: “If Montgomery applies his own theories to the Mecom newspapers everywhere, from Scandinavia to Germany, the Netherlands and Poland, then costs should be cut and profits increased.”

Where did Snoddy’s words appear? In City AM of course.

On behalf of subs everywhere, please be careful what you write, Ray.

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