Pay debate can't be ignored

I wonder how some of these people sleep at night.”

Former editor Geoff Elliot’s comments in our feature on pay rates in the regional press may be emotive, but they can’t be disregarded out of hand by regional bosses.

Regardless of the arguments about supply and demand, there is widespread concern that good people are having to leave the industry because of low pay. True, the regional press carries a disproportionate burden of training costs from which other media often benefit. But if it wants to retain the talented, hard-working journalists on whom its reputation rests, surely it can’t turn a deaf ear to their fears.

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