Crisis in Midlands Journalism: the Fight Back has Started
The fight back against the savage cuts to journalism in the Midlands was launched at a packed meeting in Birmingham. The "Crisis in Midlands Journalism" event was prompted by the recent announcement to shed 50 jobs at Trinity Mirror and the major cuts planned at the BBC's Midlands operations.
Michelle Stanistreet warned the meeting of the damage that repeated cuts had on journalists' ability to hold those in power to account. "The sad reality is that communities deserve better than this and the resulting democratic deficit is something that should frighten and anger all of us,"