Mail & Guardian editor resigns

2013-05-17 10:22
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Johannesburg - Mail & Guardian editor-in-chief Nic Dawes has resigned, the weekly newspaper announced on Friday.

Dawes, who has been at the Mail & Guardian for nine years, half of them as editor, will leave in September to take up a position as chief content and editorial officer at the Hindustan Times in New Delhi, India.

Mail & Guardian staff members were informed about the move on Friday.

"My time at the Mail & Guardian both as a frontline reporter and as editor has been the most fulfilling of my professional life. This is an organisation which places great journalism at the centre of everything it does, but which also has the courage and the creativity to engage with the deep changes that are challenging and revitalising the news business," Dawes said.

"I have been offered a remarkable opportunity to help lead a process of change and growth at the Hindustan Times, one of the most important newspapers in a country going through momentous and fascinating changes. I look forward to putting what I have learned at the M&G to work in that new environment and on a very large scale."

Mail & Guardian owner and executive deputy chairperson Trevor Ncube said he was sad to be losing a key member of the team but happy at the opportunity that had been presented to Dawes.

The process of identifying suitable candidates to take over the role will begin immediately, he said.

Dawes was elected as the new chairperson of the South African National Editors' Forum in February 2013.

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