A former weekly editor made redundant in a company shake-up earlier this year is returning to the profession this week as a lecturer.
But he lost his job in March as part of a series of cost-cutting measures following the merger of JP’s TR Beckett and Sussex Newspapers divisions. His deputy Philip Elms and other senior production journalists also left.
Said Peter: “I am absolutely delighted to be back in the world of journalism so soon. This is an exciting new challenge for me and I am looking forward to it greatly,” he said.
The first course Peter will be heading starts on 7 September and runs until the end of January 2010.
Former Hack (18/08/2009 09:18:45)
Will he be telling his new students what the job market is really like…? Good luck to him, but it’s hardly a convincing endorsement for the industry.
current hack (18/08/2009 11:30:36)
Not an editor at the Crawley Observer I’m afraid. Was a reporter there though many years ago but never an editor
JP Grind (18/08/2009 12:44:56)
With his first hand experience of Johnston Press he will be well equipped to offer advice on how newspapers should not be run, as well as prepare newcomers for penny-pinching and ‘keeping it local’ centralisation.
Pip Clarkson (18/08/2009 14:31:46)
Super news! Peter is a real pro and I’m sure the students will benefit from his excellent jourmalism credentials.