Newspaper bosses are nastier than their colleagues in broadcasting and magazines if the headline figures from some research carried out by the Trade Union Research Unit at Ruskin College are correct.
Their survey of 1,436 National Union of Journalists members found that 40% of those in newspapers said they had been bullied. Only half that number (21%) in broadcasting and 25% of those working on magazines made the same complaint.
Overall the figure was 31% although the report also looked at discrimination and found women, and blacks and Asians were more likely to suffer, according to the NUJ report.
Having worked for some pretty insensitive newspaper bosses the figure does not surprise me, but I had no idea that other sections of the business were kindlier.
Later this morning I am taking students to Parliament to report a meeting of the Education and Skills Committee which will be taking evidence on bullying. The MPs will be hearing from the general secretary of the National Union of Teachers. I was assuming Steve Sinnott would be talking about pupils bullying pupils, but perhaps we will hear about goings-on in the staffroom too.
(Via Press Gazette)