Thursday October 22nd 2015
Alison Johnstone, Scottish Green MSP for Lothian, is urging newspaper owners Johnston Press to rethink their decision to close the Musselburgh and East Lothian News titles.
“This is a dreadful decision by Johnston Press, both for readers and for staff, and adds to the already brutal cutbacks at the Edinburgh Evening News. Our communities deserve good quality local information and investigation, and a vibrant local newspaper scene is crucial to that.
“I have asked Johnston Press to explain their reasoning behind this shock decision and for assurances about the future of the skilled staff at these titles. The online media age should mean more local content, not less. Cutting staff and titles is a false economy, and I urge the owners to rethink their decision.”Tweet Share on Facebook