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JOB LOSSES AND BUSINESS STRATEGY AT MEDIA WALES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 421: tabled on 10 September 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes the four proposed editorial redundancies at Media Wales and the company's intention to introduce targets for individual journalists relating to clicks on the WalesOnline website for their articles; further notes that this is the latest in a long line of redundancies and changing strategy at the company; is concerned that the company's strategy for growth is based on greatly increasing website clicks whilst at the same time reducing the number of writers which will make these targets more difficult to achieve; is further concerned that setting individual website click targets will encourage reporters to reduce the quality of their journalism; notes the very important and central role Media Wales publications and journalism play in keeping the Welsh nation informed about its democratic developments as well as all other aspects of life in Wales; and calls on Media Wales to enter into dialogue with its staff and provide detailed consultations about how the job losses will impact those journalists who remain.