Tuesday 4 October 2011

Sun on Sunday launch getting closer says Indy

The Independent reports that the possibility of Rupert Murdoch launching a replacement Sunday newspaper for the defunct News of the World increased yesterday as News International created a series of new senior jobs.

It claims: "The posts are for senior roles on the Sun, which is widely expected to launch a Sunday edition early next year, sources at News International said last night. The most likely editor would be Victoria Newton, the former deputy editor of the NOTW and currently the third most senior figure on The Sun, which is edited by Dominic Mohan."

It quotes one NI journalists saying:"These are holding jobs until the launch of the Sunday version of the Sun."

A News International spokeswoman told the Independent: "There are no plans to launch a Sunday version of the Sun at the moment."

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