We’re just come back from a big announcement about the future of Trinity Mirror Midlands, part of that was a major announcement about the future of The Birmingham Post.
I think I want some of the dust to settle before blogging my own thought (and don’t want to gazump my Editor!), but I thought I’d provide a bundle of links to other people talking about what is happening.
I will post my thoughts a bit later, so if you want to leave some questions in the comments, I’ll try and answer them. Suffice to say there are some very interesting times ahead.
- – The Birmingham Post Editor, Marc Reeves, on the newspaper’s announced relaunch…
– …and he also blogs about it.
– Birmingham Post news story on the relaunch (we will update this during the day).
– There are a few interesting comments appearing on Birmingham Mail editor Steve Dyson’s blog.
– The Guardian’s report on the wider Trinity Mirror changes.
– …and documents the NUJ’s reaction to the announcements.
– The Guardian has now followed up with the story that we have all technically been made redundant.
– Brand Republic report.
– The Journalism.co.uk report on the Birmingham Post…
– …and it’s report on the wider Midland announcement…
– … and then on the change of roles for our editors.
– Holdthefrontpage.co.uk focuses on the new roles for our editors.
– … and the titles that are set to close…
– … and has now done a report on the job losses.
– Money invested and jobs lost lead in Press Gazette report on Trinity Mirror Midlands…
– … and a focus on the new tabloid sized Birmingham Post.
– The inaccurate corrected BBC report (it’s not The Post cutting 65 jobs, but TM Midlands) seems to miss many of the crucial details is here.
– The Express and Star report.
– Press Gazette’s The Wire does it’s own round-up.
– …then reports on Birmingham Mail editor Steve Dyson’s response to criticism on his blog.
– Paul Groves gives his reaction to the announcement on his blog.
– Rick Waghorn comments on the job losses.
– Roy Greenslade says he understands why the changes are happening, although he takes no pleasure in it.
– His blog seems to have inspired much of the content on the Editors Weblog.
– They have also blogged about the Post changes.
– Justin Williams, assitant editor of The Telegraph wonders if regional papers will outlive the NUJ after the announcements.
– The NUJ’s official response.
– The already infamous blog post from Nigel Hastilow.
– Birmingham Post’s political editor Jonathan Walker’s blogs about the changes.
– Jon Bounds offers a good local angle on The Post relaunch on Birmingham: It’s Not Shit.
– Peter Morgan gives his summary on Info:node.
– PR Bristol.
– World Association of Newspapers.