John Witherow Named Acting Editor Of The Times

The Guardian reports that News International CEO Mike Darcey issued a statement on Friday that Witherow, who has been editor of The Sunday Times since 1994, will take over at the Times "effective immediately". In an internal email, Martin Ivens, who has served as deputy editor on the Sunday Times since 1996, was promoted to acting editor of the paper. However, neither appointment could be endorsed as permanent due to the independent directors being engaged in a row with News Corp.

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