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#FollowJourn: @NeilDurham/deputy editor

#FollowJourn: Neil Durham

Who? Deputy editor of GP and Independent Nurse

What? Currently deputy editor of  GP, a weekly newspaper for UK family doctors and Independent Nurse, a leading magazine for primary care and community nurses which is published twice a month. Both are publications of Haymarket Medical Media.

Where? @NeilDurham on Twitter.

Contact? neil.durham [at] haymarket.com

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FleetStreetBlues: A letter in defence of council-run newspapers

FleetStreetBlues has reproduced this letter in defence of council-run newspapers from the latest issue of the NUJ Journalist magazine: not yet online.

“Helen Watson, Claire Rudd and 14 other NUJ members who write for Tower Hamlets Council’s weekly newspaper East End Life, write:

“We ‘jumped ship’ because the papers we worked on did not pay ‘grown-up’ wages – try paying a mortgage and bringing up kids on less than £20,000 a year for a 45-hour week, especially in London. It might be feasible if you’ve just left uni or have benefactors who can help you pay the rent while you struggle through on poverty wages. But those options are not open to most.””

Full post at this link…