Friday, 21 August 2009

OttSun -EIC

Mike Therien is stepping aside as the Ottawa Sun's editor-in-chief after five years to focus more on his duties as national editor, employees were advised today.

Therien was EIC at the Toronto Sun before moving to Ottawa.

In a memo to employees, Rick Gibbons, the Ottawa Sun's publisher and CEO, said the responsibilities of national editor "are about to expand significantly for Mike as Sun Media joins its QMI partners in an ambitious project to build and manage a new, cutting-edge bilingual national news agency serving the diverse multi-media content needs of our corporation."

No word on a new fulltime EIC.

Therien will be working fulltime from Sun Media's Parliamentary bureau, with Mitch Axelrad left to manage the newsroom and "other managers will also be expected to take on expanded responsibilities."

Expanded responsibilities: Newsroom chiefs at the ever-shrinking Sun tabloids are hearing that more often these days.

Welcome to the club.

1 comment:

  1. Reporters Beth Johnston and Shane Ross are also leaving the decimated newsroom. Expanded responsibilities, indeed.