Evening Standard Drops Midday Edition

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 99 months ago
Evening Standard Drops Midday Edition

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From January, the Evening Standard will drop its midday edition, switching instead to a single, final West End edition which will hit newstands at 2pm. The culling of the current two-paper policy will, editor Geordie Greig hopes, allow the Standard to ensure that "[the] news is even more up to date", The move will give journalists an extra four hours to cram in stories, though in its anachronistic, dead tree format, the paper will of course not be as timely as the websites, blogs, and Twitter feeds that Londoners are increasingly reliant on for their daily dish of news and entertainment. Journos at the paper might use that additional time to search for a new gig: a Tweet from Standard staff writer Lucy Tolbin hints that jobs cuts could be on the way too.

Last Updated 26 November 2009