Sun appoints ex-PCC director as managing editor

The Sun has appointed former director of the Press Cuttings Commission Stephen Abell as its managing editor.

The 33-year-old, known by his nickname “Stig”, was PCC director for two years of a decade-long spell there before leaving in February 2012. He replaces Richard Caseby, who has left after 20 years at News UK (formerly News International).

In the wake of the Leveson inquiry, Abell has been a strong advocate for the continued of self-regulation of the press.

He said: “As someone who cares deeply about good journalism – and the future of the newspaper industry – this is an opportunity I could not refuse. I cannot wait to get started.”

(Source: MediaGuardian)




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