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Job losses at Reach plc

EDM (Early Day Motion) 204: tabled on 23 June 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

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

Motion text

That this House is concerned that cuts at Reach plc newspaper titles are undermining journalism in Wales; notes that Reach titles in Wales have cut a large amount of their locally produced content; observes that an increasing amount of content in Reach’s local titles is coming from centrally written generic material which is often written with an English audience in mind; is further concerned that this approach ignores devolution and can lead to Welsh readers being given inaccurate or irrelevant information on important topics like health and education; regrets that this deprives readers of important information about what is happening in their communities and undermines the key role local press has in scrutinising and holding public servants to account; and believes that Wales needs a strong local and national press that will produce relevant and high quality content for its readers.