Telegraph closes Berlin bureau

The Telegraph will close its Berlin bureau leaving the paper with just one foreign news desk in Europe reports The Guardian.
A stringer is expected to replace Berlin correspondent Harry de Quettville who will return to London to work int he features department. The move leaves just Henry Samuel in Paris as the paper’s only correspondent in Europe. The Guardian adds that Graeme Baker and Ben Martin, two other foreign news reporters for the Telegraph, have handed in their notices.
The cuts follow the sackings of Washington, New York and Paris correspondents in September 2006. However, last week the paper announced the appointment of Malcolm Moore to head up the new Shanghai bureau.
All of which is hardly surprising given the lack of cash the paper earns and the lack of investment in foreign news coverage in general. In the near term, web savvy stringers may well be the way to go.