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Union Editors Show Their Grit in the Face of At-Risk Print Jobs

Union Editors Show Their Grit in the Face of At-Risk Print Jobs

Do you need copy editing? Yes you do! Case in Point The Toronto Star – one of Canada's largest newspapers – recently announced plans for a major restructuring that would put over 160 union print jobs at risk. Publisher John Cruickshank's released a memo discussing plans to outsource 100 union editing jobs, and 60 union prepress jobs – most likely to contractors overseas. The Star's union is predictably shocked and upset, as are its editors. The Torontoist received a copy of Cruickshank's memo from an anonymous source claiming to represent a Star editor. The memo had been altered to demonstrate just how badly the newspaper needs its local, invested editorial staff. Image after the jump… In the memo, Cruickshank's refers to the at-risk jobs as “non-core functions,” a position that is increasingly up for debate in the printing world. After all, print is being trumped by online news sources that – let's face it – do not, by and large, […]

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