UK news media job losses: To October 2008

As requested by one reader, a graphic. Prepare yourself for a big rise in November.

PS: Jeremy Dear (NUJ) and Jon Slattery (ex-Press Gazette) make the point that these reported job losses understate the real magnitude of the problem.

Plenty more jobs are being burned off by non-replacement of staff, for example. Here’s Dear on the subject:

The true picture in some newsrooms is grim. For example yesterday I spoke to a journalist at a daily regional paper who was the only reporter there that day. The reporting staff as a whole has dropped by half. It’s a familiar story for those working in local newspapers. But it is also now becoming more familiar to those working across the media.

True enough. All we can do, I think, is capture the trend.

In addition, Dear links to an NUJ story on 13 redundancies at Time Out. I’ll add that to my list of sources.

If you’re reading this blog, you can help us by submitting news of unreported redundancies. Get in touch with me: 0208 670 0039 / fullrun [at] googlemail [dot] com.

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