Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Toronto Sun editor stepping down

James Wallace, a former Toronto Sun reporter and columnist who was appointed editor in 2008, told staff he would be stepping down on Monday. Executives at Sun Media, who own the Toronto tabloid, didn’t respond to requests for comment but confirmed his departure.
Sun Media is going through drastic changes as it tries to deal with shifts in advertising spending that has seen print revenue decline across the industry. It has laid off more than 1,000 employees from its newspapers since the recession, and recently closed unprofitable weekly papers in Lindsay and Midland, Ont. The chain has also consolidated many newsroom roles, replacing editors and publishers with regional handlers who handle several papers at once instead of focusing on a single publication. The Sun – which has a weekday paid circulation of 166,300 – recently underwent a round of voluntary buyouts, which saw several long-time employees part way with the chain.

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