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The demise of The Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra
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Re: The demise of The Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra 1 week, 5 days ago #7

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We have been made aware that one of the many people who have commented on the facebook page, that the articles should relate to East Renfrewshire and not London was 'blocked' from commenting.

No reason was provided for the removal of 'Free Speech' on 'The Extra' facebook page.

Subsequent inquiries with Dawn Renton and Kevin McRoberts as to why either or both journalists were blocking free speech were ignored.

It was found from The Extra web site that there were two managers, Janet Bee and Martin Clark.

Subsequent inquiries with both of these manager /journalists resulted in no response.

Re: The demise of The Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra 1 week, 5 days ago #8

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It would appear that not only has East Renfrewshire lost its local free paper.

It has lost a 'local' reporter.

The people running the Facebook page are of the opinion that it is sufficient to fill the page with stories that relate to Edinburgh and England.

At least one of these alleged 'journalists' does not believe in free speech.

Newsline has provided those named the opportunity to respond.

Re: The demise of The Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra 1 week, 4 days ago #9

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Not good when a journalist becomes the story........

Re: The demise of The Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra 1 week, 4 days ago #10

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Response received today

A few months ago JPImedia took the decision to close the Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra newspaper.

The decision to close the Extra has not been taken lightly, but it is crucial that we focus all our efforts on the long-term stability of the wider business and deliver newspapers and websites which can sustain our business for the long term.

We would like to thank all our readers for their support through the decades, and we hope they will understand why we have made this decision in these challenging times.

The website for the Extra remains live, however there are no full-time journalists attached to the site and any content published to the platform is curated over and above our reporters' core focus on other brands in the JPImedia portfolio.

Kind regards

Martin Clark


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Martin Clark
Editor Scottish Weeklies
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