Malcolm Kirk, formerly executive vice-president of digital media with Postmedia Network Inc., has been appointed president of the Canadian Press, the news agency announced.
Kirk – a veteran of
newspaper front offices in Vancouver, Calgary and San Francisco –
replaces Jim Jennings and Neil Campbell, the co-architects of a
strategic review last year that culminated in their being named
co-presidents last September.
Mr. Jennings and Mr. Campbell joined
the troubled news service as emissaries of a new ownership group that
includes the parent companies of The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star
and Montreal’s La Presse newspapers.
The pair presided over a
broad restructuring that brought with it staff reductions and a thorough
search for new sources of revenue – as well as the return in May of
Postmedia’s stable of newspapers after a five-year absence.
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