30 September 2013

The Times and The Sunday Times name editors

Having been appointed on an acting basis in January, John Witherow has now been appointed editor of The Times, while Martin Ivens is now editor of The Sunday Times. In a statement the Independent National Directors said they: "have had extended discussions with the management of News UK about the financial prospects of The Times and The Sunday Times and the company’s plans for their future. The Independent National Directors have received new written assurances that satisfy them that the company remains fully committed to maintaining the titles as separate newspapers, as required by the Undertakings given to the Secretary of State for Trade by Mr Rupert Murdoch in 1981. The Independent National Directors are also now satisfied that the financial prospects of the two titles will not in the foreseeable future require the company to take any decisions that might require a change to the Undertakings. Accordingly, the Independent National Directors have interviewed the acting editors for a second time and have approved their nomination."

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John Witherow in 'media contacts'
Martin Ivens in 'media contacts'

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