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Manchester-based print group, Grafenia, has issued a call for “otherwise sustainable” businesses which are struggling in the wake of the coronavirus.

North Tyneside News Guardian

JPI Media has stopped printing all its free newspapers, including North Tyneside’s News Guardian and Northumberland’s News Post Leader.


Newsquest, which publishes about 200 brands including the Northern Echo and Carlisle News and Star, is placing a “significant number” of its staff on enforced leave and cutting the wages of those who remain in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

With the coronavirus crisis expected to be an especially difficult time for sellers of the Big Issue North, the charitable title has set up a hardship fund to help homeless vendors into accommodation and cover bills.

Sheffield Star

More than 60 regional newspapers published identical front pages on Friday, headlined “When you’re on your own, we are there with you.”

The NUJ has called on the Government to “step up” for freelancers to ensure they are not a “forgotten” group during the coronavirus pandemic.

Newsquest Cumbria is launching a new campaign to support independent and family-run businesses in the region.

New Statesman

David Ottewell, who was Reach PLC’s Head of Data Journalism for seven years, has taken up the same role with the New Statesman Media Group and will be recruiting for roles in Manchester and London.

Manchester-based LadBible and UNILAD have announced that they won’t be chasing clicks on coronavirus.

Eamonn O’Neal, a former Managing Editor of the Manchester Evening News, and Granada executive, has been revealed as the next High Sheriff of Greater Manchester.


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