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Enders: 40 per cent regional press jobs cut in five years

Regional press suffered higher job cuts than national titles in recent years.

Media analyst Claire Enders has estimated that 40 per cent of jobs in the UK regional press have gone over the last five years.

Her estimate was made at the opening seminar of the Leveson Inquiry into the phone-hacking scandal last week as she gave a presentation setting the economic scene.

Enders said: "There has been a substantial decline in advertising revenue in the regional press. They have been the worst effected by the pressures of the digital age. It has lost 40 per cent of its workforce in the last five years."

Read more at the Press Gazette.