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When not getting your P45 is the short straw

Planned job cuts at the Express which would leave the Sunday paper with 16 full-time staff journalists, prompts the Press Gazette to ask: “How many journalists do you need to run a national newspaper?

The answer is more than 16. We had about that number many years ago when I worked on the Sunday Mercury in Birmingham and it was the most stressful job I have ever had.

Sunday paper journalism is tough at the best of times with the pressure to find strong stories and keep them exclusive until the weekend — one slip in who you talk to and there is a spoiler in a daily.

Faced with that prospect at the Sunday Express, it is going to be those who are not made redundant who will be drawing the short straw.


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