Guernsey Press editor to step down in June of next year

FORTHCOMING management changes at the Guernsey Press and Star have been announced by the company.

Shaun Green, centre, talking to Lt-Governor Air Marshal Peter Walker and his wife, Lynda, has been named editor designate of the Guernsey Press. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 1150609)
Shaun Green, centre, talking to Lt-Governor Air Marshal Peter Walker and his wife, Lynda, has been named editor designate of the Guernsey Press. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 1150609)

FORTHCOMING management changes at the Guernsey Press and Star have been announced by the company.

Editor Richard Digard is to step down from the role in June 2014 after 14 years in the post.

‘Richard has been an outstanding editor of the newspaper, bringing it from a rather conservative broadsheet in the late 90s to a more lively tabloid with the interests of the readers at the heart of editorial policy,’ said Terry Holder, chairman of the Guernsey Press Company.

‘This has been highly successful, with the readership of the Press being maintained at a high level while other daily newspapers have fallen away.

‘Fourteen years is an unusually long time for an editor but I know he will continue to be our readers’ champion for the next 15 months.’

Shaun Green, the current deputy editor, has been appointed editor designate.

Comments for: "Guernsey Press editor to step down in June of next year"

Cher Eugene

How splendid to see a deputy taking over on the retirement of his boss. States of Guernsey, take notice and emulate.

Island Wide Voting

Cher Eugene

But will the retiring boss seek to become a Deputy?

PLP

IWV - There's a big difference between being a manager and a pundit. Just ask Alan Shearer.

Michael R

Let's hope that the new editor steers the GP away from being a wannabe 'Sun' and takes it to a higher intellectual level.

More Local Than You

I have a lot of admiration and respect for the work that the GEP does, however it does sometimes have sensationalist (red top, Sun, Mirror etc) leanings that let it down - particularly when reporting on the courts.

A.J.

Well done Richard.The people's champion.

I hope that when the time comes for you to retire from your position as Editor,it won't be the last we will hear from you. Keep up the good work.

J Smith

Great news, I just hope the next editor isn't as biassed towards States of Guernsey employees as Mr Digard.

kevin

I doubt anyone employed by the States will be too disappointed with Mr Digards departure..............

Quizzed

Hopefully, Mr Green will read this and stop the Bias reporting when editing items relating to the Public Sector.

http://handbook.reuters.com/index.php?title=Freedom_from_bias

L'eree Lad

I think reporting and editorial comment are being confused here...

Editorials are about opinions and should come to a conclusion otherwise what is the point?

The current Editor's opinion is that curerntly pay restraint should apply across both the public and private sectors.

Civil servants are even more blinkered than most people think they are if they honestly believe that is a 'biased' viewpoint with no merit.

kevin

L'eree lad,

Can you point me in the direction of an article where the GEP editor suggests pay restraint for the private sector?

It seems to me that he is far more interested in airing his negative views on the public sector.

townie2

That's good.

I used to buy this paper every day but stopped about 10 years ago. Maybe I’ll start again if it shows a return to the actual news (un-sensational though that may be) and less of the personal mouthpiece for right-wing politics and celebration of all things motoring.