Thursday, 15 November 2007

Jennings to B.C.

Toronto Sun newsroom employees knew they were losing a good man when Jim Jennings bowed out as editor-in-chief in September of 2006.

The Sun's loss was the Globe and Mail's gain - and the going for Jim just got better with his appointment yesterday to the head of the Globe's operations in Vancouver.

Globe sources say Jim is the man to help bolster the national newspaper's presence in British Columbia and boost the circulation, readership and revenue of its B.C. edition.

And Jim, 58, is moving into the Vancouver bureau just in time for the countdown to the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Congrats, Jim. Give our regards to the snow capped mountains, Stanley Park, Gastown and all the other Vancouver attractions.

The Globe was quick to hire Jim after his abrupt departure from the Sun and if you enjoy the 2007 redesigned Globe and Mail, as we do, Jim played a key role in creating the new look.

People who worked with Jim at the Sun say he is a newspaperman with heart and decades of experience gained in senior media positions in the U.K., the United States and Canada.

As we said, the Sun's loss, another one that got away due to Quebecor's savaging of the Sun.

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