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Journalist jobs under threat at two sister dailies

Journalists’ jobs are under threat at two sister dailies after its parent company launched a review of the business.

Both the Guernsey Press & Star and Jersey Evening Post have entered into a consultation with staff over plans to “streamline areas of the business”.

The two newspapers in the Channel Islands are owned by Guiton Publishing, part of the group which also owns the Wolverhampton Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

Almost 200 people are employed on the two islands by Guiton, and the company says a “small number” of people may be affected.

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A company spokesperson said: “Guiton Publishing has announced to all employees that it is entering a period of consultation, which will seek input from staff on the changes to the business that are required to provide the best possible services to our audience, both in print and online.

“The introduction of new working methods and an extended product range are likely to result in efficiencies being sought in a number of areas across the business.

“Guiton Publishing currently employs almost 200 people across Jersey and Guernsey. While only a small number of employees might ultimately be impacted by the changes under consultation, it is essential that the process is respected.

“The process is an internal matter and therefore the company will not be commenting further until the consultation has been concluded. More information will be provided once the consultation period comes to an end.”