Writing on the wall for print media?
casualty of the Internet and Credit Crunch, is Trinity Mirror Group.
The media group who own many world famous and local titles
throughout the UK are now struggling to cope with the changes in the
market. They have now revealed that they will have cut back in the
West Midlands and also here on Merseyside. They have now closed the
Formby Times after 114 years of being in print. The closure of the
Formby Times will possibly result in job losses in the future. The
group, have also shut down printing in Liverpool, of the Post and
the Echo, with resultant loss of jobs, with the printing being
transferred to Oldham. Also more job losses are on the cards, after
the group announced the Crosby, and Ormskirk offices are also to be
closed, with the loss of the Midweek Advertiser and the Huyton and
Some staff are expected to be transferred to Southport. Sara Wilde,
Trinity’s North West regional manager, is reported to have said
that:- “Taking the decision to make changes such as these is
never easy, but I believe these changes will strengthen the power of
our products in their market places and meet both the needs of our
advertisers and readers in the face of challenging market
conditions.” Have you been affected by the changes?
What are your feeling about this news? Do you feel the media
coverage in the area will suffer as a result of this? Email us
firstname.lastname@example.org as we
are very interested in your views.
Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences – have your say
Cultural Skills are calling on teachers, lecturers, employers and
those with a special subject interest in the north west of England
to give their input into the design and development of the new
Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences available from 2011.
A consultation event is being held at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool
on 1 October 2008. A survey is also available online to fill out
Creative & Cultural Skills is delighted to oversee the design and
development of the new Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences. Creative & Cultural Skills’ experience of designing qualification
frameworks in partnership with employers and education providers
ensures they are well placed to develop this new qualification
having also recently assisted in the development of the Creative and
The new Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences
will be launched in September 2011 and is an industry and higher
education endorsed qualification.
Tom Bewick, chief executive of Creative & Cultural Skills and a
humanities and social science graduate said:- “We are pleased
to have the opportunity to ensure this Diploma, with a focus on
applied learning, will offer an alternative to traditional
approaches in subject areas in the Humanities and Social Sciences. This fits as part of Creative & Cultural Skills mission to turn
creative and cultural talent into productive skills and jobs, and to
ensure qualifications meet real employer needs.”
Sir Keith Ajegbo, chair of the Diploma in Humanities and Social
Sciences Development Partnership said:- “The Diploma in
Humanities and Social Sciences will offer young people, at all
ability levels, the opportunity to apply relevant learning and
understanding to real situations in the complex world they live in.”
For more information about how you can contribute to an online
consultation or attend one of the events email
email@example.com. There will also be a
separate consultation for learners.