OTTAWA, Nov. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists is
disappointed to hear Rogers Media has decided to cut 94 jobs from
across its operations.
The cuts were announced on Nov. 4 by Rogers Media president Keith Pelley. Those affected include
journalists working in the company's broadcast stations and print
properties. Rogers indicated the 94 positions are equivalent to two
percent of its employees in the media division.
"When jobs are cut within a media company, content suffers and it's the
audience that ends up being ultimately impacted," CAJ president Hugo
Rodrigues said. "The CAJ understands technological changes in our
industry are leading to constant revisions in how content is produced
and distributed to audiences across all platforms—but cutting jobs in
those areas that produce that content seems counter-productive."
With fewer people responsible for producing content, the variety,
diversity and quality of that content could suffer—only further driving
the move to smaller audiences.
With this latest announcement, Canada's media companies have cut
approximately 1,000 jobs across their operations in the past year. This
tally is based on the publicly announced cuts at media companies and
doesn't include any unannounced losses.
The CAJ is Canada's largest national professional organization for
journalists from all media, representing approximately 600 members
across the country. The CAJ's primary roles are to provide high-quality
professional development for its members and public-interest advocacy.
SOURCE: Canadian Association of Journalists
For further information:
Hugo Rodrigues, CAJ president - 519-756-2020 ext. 2226, 519-535-8680, firstname.lastname@example.org
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