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Bell Media cuts impact CTV in Northern Ontario

Timmins, Sault, North Bay reporting staff trimmed, camera operators reassigned
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More details are emerging around the impact of job cuts at Bell Media, including in Northern Ontario. File photo.

More details are emerging around the impact of job cuts at Bell Media, including in Northern Ontario.

While not disclosing how many people have been affected across Canada, Bell Media confirmed Wednesday that long-time GM Scott Lund is no longer with the company.

Sudbury.com has learned that local bureaus in Timmins, North Bay and Sault Ste. Marie have been trimmed from three photojournalists to two.

Some veteran journalists, including Gord Nicholls in Sudbury and Cindy Males in North Bay, took buyout packages. 

Reporters in the field will now mostly have to handle their own camera work and editing. Camera operators in Sudbury have moved into other positions.

The announcement comes as traditional media outlets everywhere struggle to adjust to the online world, where more and more people get their news. Traditional media business models are struggling as advertising dollars are increasingly being spent online.

- Sudbury.com



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