VIDEO: Paul Mason on the economics of the media
The cutbacks ravaging the industry aren’t just the results of the recession, according to one of TV’s top economics commentators.
Paul Mason, economics editor of the BBC’s Newsnight programme, says journalists are being hit by two blows at once: the fall in advertising and the painful restructuring of the industry caused by the internet. He believes the advertising will come back, but the industry won’t be the same.
Paul Mason is also the NUJ rep on Newsnight who has resisted the job cuts at the BBC. Tim Gopsil asked him about the changes in the industry and how the NUJ should respond.
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