Evening Standard drops the number of daily print editions to one

The Evening Standard is moving to a single print edition per day and there is a proposal that long-serving sub-editors will be moved to half-days and half pay.

The move is a far cry from the pre-2009 days, before the take-over by Alexander Lebedev, when the Standard was still a paid-for title and had five timed editions a day.

Before the changes, which were revealed on Friday, the Standard had been going to press at 11am or 11.15am, with a second ‘slip’ edition going out at 12.30pm for later breaking news which would get into the last few hundred thousand copies of the daily 900,000 print-run.

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