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Publisher could merge daily and Sunday editorial teams, reports claim

A regional publisher could merge the editorial teams of a daily and a Sunday newspaper in a move which may also see the latter’s brand scrapped entirely, it has been claimed.

It is understood Newsquest is considering the changes at Glasgow-based titles The Herald and the Sunday Herald.

The Guardian has reported that Sunday Herald staff were informed last week that they will now also be expected to work for The Herald too, with claims the former title could also be rebranded as the Herald on Sunday.

Another option apparently under consideration is to extend The National, Newsquest’s pro-Scottish independence daily, into a seven-day operation.

The Glasgow office at which all three titles are based

The Glasgow office at which all three titles are based

It is not known whether any jobs are affected as a result.

HTFP has approached the company for a comment on the claims.

Reports of the proposals come after HTFP reported last week on the departure of Sunday Herald editor Neil Mackay after almost three years at the helm.

Neil cited “ill-health” for his decision – but says he will continue writing for the title and its sister dailies in a new role as writer-at-large.

He has been involved with the Sunday Herald since its launch in February 1999.

Newsquest did not respond for HTFP’s request for a comment on Neil’s departure, or who will be taking up the Sunday Herald’s editorship.

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  • August 14, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Herald also losing their news editor to the Times, which with Haggerty’s departure removes all the potential politics from who gets the combined role. Still a terrible time for the hacks at Renfield St though. God knows they could do with some good news right now…

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