The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called on Trinity Mirror to “stop asset-stripping” and start investing in its brands. It comes after the newspaper group failed to sell a number of its regional titles.
NUJ general secretary Jeremy Dear says: “It is hardly surprising after having failed to properly invest in the titles for many years, and having cut editorial staff again and again, that the papers have not attracted sufficient interest from potential buyers.
“Trinity Mirror should stop asset-stripping and start investing, building on high-quality, local journalism and the strong brand names the titles have in their communities.”
Trinity Mirror, which is pressing ahead with the sale of the Racing Post, has defended its decision not to sell its Midlands papers, which include The Birmingham Post, saying that it will yield greater value to shareholders than a sale in current market conditions.