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Brighton Argus printing presses could close; 53 jobs threatened

June 12th, 2009Posted by in Job losses, Jobs, Journalism, Newspapers

Journalism.co.uk has learned that Newsquest is considering closing the printing presses for the Argus in Brighton.

Fifty-three jobs could be lost as a result, Journalism.co.uk was informed by a member of staff at the paper, and a 30-day consultation period will be undertaken.

We will follow up for further information with the concerned parties, although an enquiry to Newsquest Sussex yesterday about proposed subbing job cuts received this response: “We do not comment on our business.”

Update: The company did not wish to comment, when contacted.

(Jon Slattery beat us to it and noted reported closure of the presses on his blog too).

Yesterday we reported:

“There is speculation among staff members that the Argus will move ‘most if not all’ of its production to the Southampton centre in the future.

“‘They’re also proposing to move a subbing job focused on ad features, and six advertising jobs on the Propertynet online system, to Southampton,’ the chapel member said.”

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  • http://www.minutemanpress.co.uk Gareth

    It’s sad to see a printing press closed down – printing of the Liverpool Echo moved from Liverpool to Manchester not so long ago. The way it’s going, there won’t be any high street flyer, photo or brochure printers left, never mind newspaper printers.

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