I suspect the above is a question that far too many journalists have had cause to ask themselves in recent months as the recession continues to take a heavy toll on our industry.
Conversations with friends and colleagues in the print and broadcast sectors have tended to follow a depressingly familiar trend, when no sooner has one set of cuts been analysed to the nth degree, then another comes along and the whole sorry process starts again.
Redundancy from Media Wales
That was certainly my experience prior to finishing at Media Wales. In the eight years beforehand I’d witnessed at least seven rounds of redundancy within editorial, allied to periodic recruitment freezes which involved the non-replacement of staff that left of their own accord.