10/09/2009

New Editor For Belfast Telegraph

The Belfast Telegraph has appointed Mike Gilson as the new editor.

Mr Gilson, 46, who was previously editor of the Scotsman in Edinburgh, takes over from Martin Lindsay, who retired last week after four years as the Telegraph's editor.

Mr Gilson was editor of the Scotsman for two-and-a-half years before resigning earlier this year. He had previously edited The News in Portsmouth and the Peterborough Evening Telegraph and also held senior management positions at Cardiff's Western Mail and the Hull Daily Mail.

Mr Gilson has won awards for circulation growth, community reporting and editorial campaigns. The News was named as the Newspaper Society's Campaigning Newspaper of the Year, while he was editor, while last year, the Scotsman won six awards at the Scottish Press Awards, including Campaign, Scoop and Journalist of the Year.

Mr Gilson has also been a member of the Press Complaints Commission's Code Committee since 2004 and has held other senior advisory positions within newspaper groups.

(KMcA/GK)


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