Wednesday, 6 January 2010

More Change Herald-ed



The (Glasgow) Herald is to move some production from its headquarters in Glasgow to a centre in Yorkshire.

The paper has signed a deal with the Press Association to provide sub-editing of news and feature articles. This is similar to a deal already in place for its sister newspaper, the Glasgow Evening Times.

News stories will still be selected by Herald staff in Glasgow but page design and headline writing will be carried out by PA staff in Howden. A spokesman for The Herald said the move was not designed to replace journalist staff but to increase capacity (whatever that means*).

Changes in Scotland's newspaper industry also saw The Scotsman, based in Edinburgh, shut its printing presses in the capital and sign a contract with the Daily Record's owners to print in Glasgow.

There are further developments on the Scottish media scene. Lallands Peat Worrier has the story.

*Writer's comment.

16 comments:

tris said...

Should it be renamed the Yorkshire Herald?

I thought they were printing the Scotsman in Cunbria SR?

I wish we had a Scottish press.

scunnert said...

This is the hollowing out process that precedes independence. It's kinda like slash and burn - leave nothing for the enemy (us) that may assist them.

subrosa said...

Tris, I didn't even know the Scotsman had stopped printing in Edinburgh. I've only taken that statement from the source article.

It seems, if you read Lallands link that there may be one.

subrosa said...

You cynic you! Bit like Brown's attitude to the whole of the UK scunnert.

Strathturret said...

We need a new Scottish quality paper that will embrace independence.

subrosa said...

Will we get one though Strathturret? News people don't seem to have any faith in Scotland although Lallands post conveys there is hope.

I am Stan said...

Off topic- Madam I enjoyed a weeks trout fishing on the isle of Lewis in my teens,and scoffed Arbroath smokies till they were coming out of my ears...

Lang may yer lum reek!

George Laird said...

Dear Subrosa

I am sure that people won't care where the Glasgow Herald does the work to print Labour Party press releases.

The Herald is anti scottish in my opinion.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Dramfineday said...

Good paper - gone South in all cases

subrosa said...

Stan, smokies are one of my favourite foods. At least one a week is consumed here.

subrosa said...

No, you're right George. Few will be bothered where it's printed or written. The earlier changes said enough about how valued it was to the Scottish public.

subrosa said...

I used to prefer it to the Scotsman Dram. Now, with the exception of just a handful of journalists, neither has much credibility.

Vronsky said...

However the good news is that control of editorial policy on the Herald will remain with the Labour Party in Scotland.

subrosa said...

Aye indeed Vronsky. I see Robbie Dunwoodie's had an accident hence his silence.

Crinkly & Ragged Arsed Philosophers said...

At one time we believed what we were told.

Now, experience has taught us to question everything.

The papers have been buried by their own mendacity in a system designed to maintain Westminster's control by apathy. A comparison between the circulation figures of the domestic Scottish and Irish papers underlines the effect of this blind adherence to unionism.

But for now Scotland does have a paper committed to its interests. The Scots Independent is both independent of any corporate control and committed to the creation of the country's independence.

Who knows, with an increase in circulation figures it could yet surpass the levels of journalistic integrity presently available in Scotland?

subrosa said...

Who knows indeed Crinkly. I've a wee surprise for you later. :)

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