John McGurk: Reflections on the Scottish newspaper industry

WHAT is surprising about the news that another 90 editorial jobs are to go at the Daily Record and Sunday Mail is that [publishers] Trinity Mirror didn’t do this far earlier.

The blueprint for the future of the Record and Mail is hardly rocket science. It’s what the Scottish editions of the London papers already do: take the best of what’s available from down south and wrap in Scottish news and sport. Who needs an expensive editorial staff in Scotland duplicating work?

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