Sales slump by Corona: British media, dismissed hundreds of employees

The British media have to cancel due to the Corona-crisis hundreds of The daily newspaper "The Guardian" announced on Wednesday the elimination of 180 jobs, t

Sales slump by Corona: British media, dismissed hundreds of employees

The British media have to cancel due to the Corona-crisis hundreds of The daily newspaper "The Guardian" announced on Wednesday the elimination of 180 jobs, the public service BBC even wants to stress 520 Points. The "Guardian" should be eliminated, 70 positions in the editorial and other Jobs in the advertising Department, Marketing and event services, announced the left-liberal sheet, in a Letter to employees. In the case of the BBC staff in the newsroom are affected.

"The Guardian"-editor-in-chief Katharine Viner and publishing Director Annette Thomas justified the cuts with the loss of revenue due to falling advertising revenues as a result of the Corona pandemic. In the current fiscal year are expected to be a decline in revenue in the amount of more than 25 million pounds (27.6 million euros). The Corona-crisis have led to an "unsustainable financial perspective" for the newspaper.

regional reactions to shrink

the BBC needs to save and has issued a target to reduce the number of Points to 520. Already in January the company had announced the deletion of Posts, the plans because of the Corona of a pandemic, however, temporarily put on ice. In addition to the 520 Set in the newsroom of a further 600 Jobs will be cut in the Regional offices in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

In the last week, the publisher's Reach, the Boulevard Newspapers "Daily Mirror" and "Daily Express" had announced, due to falling circulations and advertising revenues the removal of the 550 Make.

Updated Date: 16 July 2020, 08:20

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