‘Daily Mail’ editor’s Ouster blows up the UK media

If Dean Baquet suddenly pushed out as editor of New York Times, or Jeff Zucker was ousted from his perch position at CNN, which would be a 7.0 magnitude earthquake according to US media. It’s the kind of shock wave that’s spreading across the UK right now with the news that Geordie Greig will “resign” as editor of Daily mail, arguably the most powerful job in the UK media. Except for Greig’s case, it resembles a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, considering the magnitude of the effect of Letters in British politics. In the words of one UK media personality with whom I spoke, “Everybody was surprised. No one saw it coming”. That seems to include Greig herself. Sources said he didn’t know he had been shown the door until “very recently”—I say he learned of the shaking just over 24 hours before a press release went in. Wednesday evening (London time) by the powerful PR company Teneo, on behalf of LettersThe parent company of the Daily Mail and General Trust. (Speaker of Daily mail declined to comment beyond its official announcement.)

Greig, who will be replaced by Mail on Sunday editor Ted Verity, has only been at the helm since 2018, when he was successful Paul Dacre in the role. (Just a few weeks ago, Dacre . himself exit his role as president and editor-in-chief of the DMGT subsidiary Associated Newspaper.) Greig’s tenure got off to a rough start, with several remarks he made in 2019. Financial Times interview lead to a very public goods with Dacre. There will be next month stress report With executives at MailOnline, the digital operation is very successful in the UK, US and Australia. In 2020 file in the English edition of GQ, Greig, a Fleet Street veteran trained at Eton and Oxford with a taste for literature, says, “My aim was to make Letters a force for good. “That same year, Letters overcome Rupert Murdoch‘NS Sun The UK’s best-selling newspaper.

Alas, that seems not enough for the chairman of the DMGT, Lord Rothermere, to keep Greig on the job. “I am grateful to Lord Rothermere for 10 years especially as editor of his newspapers,” Greig said in a farewell statement. “I wish my successor, Ted Verity, the best of luck and continued good luck for Letters. I look forward to new opportunities that lie ahead and bring out the best that I have learned from my years at Letters, which I first joined in 1983 as its most junior reporter on graveyard change. ”

What is behind the change? Sources agree that it appears Rothermere, the largest shareholder of the DMGT and a member of the family, has dominated Letters for over a hundred years, was cleaning the shop before take the company private. There were a number of other executive changes announced a day earlier on the business side, though not a seismic one. A source familiar with the inner workings of DMGT said Rothermere has installed people he believes will “position the company for greatest success. Ted Verity was the man Lord Rothermere wanted to oversee the future newspapers. ” (Guard, while, question if Greig is exposed “could change the recent hostile relationship between the right-wing newspaper and Downing Street”, citing a critical coverage of the Conservative prime minister Boris Johnson.)

Verity, who now merges the two’s editorial rights NS Mail on Sunday and Lettersweekday newspaper, is a longtime employee of the company, who previously served as the royal correspondent, editor of the LettersIrish edition, and deputy editor-in-chief of flagship. “Ted Verity is very well respected,” someone at a competitive news organization told me. One of my sources put it this way: “He is famous for making a paper that Britons want to wake up to and buy on Sunday morning. If you’re drinking coffee in Trung Anh on Sunday morning, you’re reading The Mail on Sunday.

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