The Society of Editors’ conference in Bristol opened with a bang with Paul Dacre’s speech attacking a judge, and it ended today with a bang when a delegate asked Trinity Mirror chief executive Sly Bailey why she was still in her post.
Chris Rushton, former editor of Trinity’s Sunday Sun in Newcastle, said Bailey had presided over a 95 per cent fall in the value of her company and added: “I don’t know how you are still in the job”. Rushton, now head of journalism and PR at Sunderland University, also described Trinity’s regional newspaper websites as “woeful” and “a joke”.
Bailey hit back during the breakfast session at the conference, claiming Rushton was “quite wrong” and defended Trinity’s websites as award winners.
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