Yorkshire post business reporters
The yorkshire post 19 jan 1948
At the time of writing, JP has suggested no newspaper titles are planned for closure and they will continue to operate as normal; for now at least, but I suspect it will be inevitable that there will be some casualties in the coming weeks and months. A simple way of thinking about this is to look at the nationals. Preliminary demolition began in March , while in April it was announced the iconic tower would be spared. It is now located at No. The pessimist in me thinks it will probably only be a matter of time before we see further titles disappear from the shelves. The merger saw the formation of combined departments for news, business, sport and features — with correspondents writing for both titles. In South Yorkshire, the closure of the Rotherham and Barnsley editions of The Star heralded the beginning of a fundamental shift in the way in which Johnston Press newspapers served its local communities. According to a message sent to all Johnston Press published by David King and reproduced by holdthefrontpage , staff working for the newspaper group are set to lose their pensions and the entire group is up for sale. However, the new dawn proved to be short lived. From golden goose to poisoned chalice Yet at the same time, the group continued to amass huge levels of debt, whilst failing to adapt to a changing marketplace. What next for JP and its successors? The need for local newspapers has never been greater, but they must evolve. Free newspapers, a model which has worked well in some areas of the UK have lacked the necessary resources to be successful too; with the Dronfield Advertiser, Eckington Leader and the Sheffield Gazette all ceasing production in recent years. Launched in the South Yorkshire Times held a unique position within the region, filling a gap within the Dearne Valley to serve the communities laying outside of the centres of Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham. As newspaper circulations fell, the quality of its products was compromised, resulting in an ever vicious circle of diminishing returns.
In South Yorkshire, the closure of the Rotherham and Barnsley editions of The Star heralded the beginning of a fundamental shift in the way in which Johnston Press newspapers served its local communities. The merger saw the formation of combined departments for news, business, sport and features — with correspondents writing for both titles.
Whilst steps have been taken in recent months to redress this balance The Star for example has re-introduced a local democracy column covering news throughout South Yorkshirethe damage has been done.
With potentially radical changes afoot, what does the future hold for its paid titles and 37 free sheets?
For a short period, and for the first time in a very long time, the Times looked to have turned the corner.
Rather than equip these highly respected titles with the vital resources needed to operate effectively, journalism jobs were slashed, resulting in the vital editorial content being inevitably compromised.
Perhaps unsurprisingly to arguably anyone but the JP executives, the circulation fell and the death knell was sounded when the Times produced its last print copy in According to a message sent to all Johnston Press published by David King and reproduced by holdthefrontpagestaff working for the newspaper group are set to lose their pensions and the entire group is up for sale.
That was until it was provided its own resources under the short-lived reign of Jim Oldfield who was appointed editor of the South Yorkshire Times in Content for the newspaper relied largely upon recycled Doncaster Free Press editorial with an occasional Sheffield Star story thrown in for good measure.
In Septemberit was announced the Wellington Street premises would be demolished as journalists had already moved out.
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