Johnston Press looks to the web

Local media group Johnston Press said yesterday its 170 paid-for newspapers will become “platform-neutral” in a bid to make money from online operations. New chief executive Ashley Highfield aims to relaunch the titles, with many of its daily papers moving to a weekly schedule. Last week Johnston put the editors of the Yorkshire Post and Evening Post on notice of redundancy, while at the Scotsman, the role of editor-in-chief has been scrapped.