The Telegraph cuts more jobs to turn its attention to digital

The Telegraph cuts more jobs to turn its attention to digital

Britain's iconic daily newspaper wants "in" on the Internet

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British newspaper The Telegraph has slashed more jobs, in an attempt to "establish itself as a digitally driven publication"

A report from WWD, claims that around 10% of the 500 staff at the daily and weekly publications news desks have been let go.

"The bottom line is that they are not closing any titles. They just want fewer people to do more stuff for less cash," a media source was quoted as saying. 

The newspaper's arts editor-in-chief and dance critic Sarah Crompton and Luke Leitch, The Telegraph's deputy fashion editor have all been let go.

Italian stylist Daniela Agnelli, is also understood to have been let go. While earlier this month, Anna Murphy, editor of The Telegraph's weekend fashion magazine Stella took over Laura Craik's role of fashion director at The Times of London

Sources say that Murphy's role will not be filled in her absence, and that Michele Lavery, who edits The Telegraph's Saturday 'general interest' magazine, will now oversee Stella, too. 

The layoffs are said to help attempts to drive the business into a more digital focus, and come just 18 months after The Telegraph dramatically cut its editorial staff under Jason Seiken, the group's chief content officer and editor-in-chief.