Friday 29 July 2011

Make that five daily editors to quit this summer

The Shropshire Star's Sarah-Jane Smith today became the fifth regional daily editor to quit her job this summer.

HoldtheFrontPage reports that Smith is leaving after 32 years with the publisher and ten as editor.

Two high profile and long serving editors, the Newcastle Evening Chronicle's Paul Robertson and the Hull Daily Mail's John Meehan, both announced their resignations this week.

Earlier this month the editor of the Lincolnshire Echo Jon Grubb stepped down amid speculation that the Northcliffe daily is about to go weekly.

In June, it was announced that Dave King had resigned as editor of Newsquest's daily Swindon Advertiser.

Smith has been replaced by Keith Harrison, deputy editor of the Star’s sister title the Express and Star.

A statement by Shropshire Star publisher the Midland News Association said Smith had decided to stand down after ten years to pursue other interests.

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