Jun 6, 2018

Paul Dacre to step down as Daily Mail editor after 26 years

Paul Dacre is to step down as editor of the Daily Mail in November, ending a 26-year career running the newspaper that did more than many others to shape political debate in the UK and which was as politically divisive as it was commercially successful. Geordie Greig, the editor of The Mail on Sunday, has long been talked of as a potential successor. Tony Gallagher, the editor of The Sun, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, is a former Mail journalist and is also likely to be in the frame for the job. He joined the Mail itself in 1990, becoming editor in 1992. Revenues of Mail Newspapers were £574m for the period, while the combined daily readership of Mail print titles and its MailOnline website is 10.6m. The Mail's strident tone and polarising front pages earned it plenty of critics under Mr Dacre's leadership.

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