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August 13, 2007

NZ newspaper group outsources editorial production

New Zealand newspaper publisher APN News & Media has begun outsourcing editorial production work, a plan that will be extended to five daily and three weekly newspapers by year end, the Associated Press (AP) reported. The changes, effective from yesterday, mean that news editing and layout operations at the New Zealand Herald , the country's biggest daily, and a string of regional dailies will be done by an outside contractor, APN deputy chief executive Rick Neville said. "I'm confident... MORE
March 22, 2007

NZ newspaper company says it will outsource some key editorial production

A New Zealand newspaper publisher announced Thursday it plans to outsource much of its editorial production to another company — a move that brought a pledge from unions to fight the proposal. APN New Zealand, half-owned by Irish businessman Tony O’Reilly’s Dublin-based Independent Newspapers Ltd., told staff up to 70 editorial staff jobs would be lost if it sources some editorial production from an outside supplier. The company said in a statement it is evaluating a plan to buy production... MORE