A quick e-mail exchange I had today with Reed Business Information’s vice president of corporate communications regarding a report in the England’s Telegraph newspaper on 1,000 impending job cuts at the parent company:

From: Jason Fell [mailto:jfell@red7media.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 9:58 AM
Subject: FOLIO: Story
Importance: High
Good morning Salina. I hope you had a nice weekend.

I read this story this morning about Reed Elsevier planning to cut 1,000 jobs. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/02/17/cnreed117.xml)

I’m curious: How will this impact Reed’s North American magazine business?

Please get back to me at your earliest convenience as I am working on a strict deadline.


Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 10:18 AM
To: Jason Fell
Subject: RE: FOLIO: Story

Hi Jason,

We can offer no further comments until Reed Elsevier’s annual results are announced on Thursday (February 21).