Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Closing Time

Imagine, if you can, that you're one of the minions toiling away in the Liverpool Echo's offices on Old Hall Street (hello, Paddy!). Your editor has twice issued his self-righteous missive about the move to Oldham. You cower behind your terminal & desperately try to think of a new way to describe culture year as the best in the city's entire history. You've raided the picture archive so often, it looks like that Baghdad museum after the Americans arrived.
Then, PLOP!
You learn that your parent company, Trinity Mirror, is to apply the coup de grace on seven of its local publications ( ):
"Sara Wilde, the Trinity Mirror North West regional managing director, said, 'I believe these changes will strengthen the power of our products in their marketplaces and meet both the needs of advertisers and readers in the face of challenging market conditions'."
Such management bollockese really is whistling in the wind, isn't it?

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