Paul Dacre, editor of the UK’s Daily Mail, to face down

LONDON (Reuters) – The editor of Britain’s Daily Mail tabloid Paul Dacre will stand down by his 70th birthday in November to turn into chairman and editor-in-chief of the title’s writer, Associated Newspapers, Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGOa.L) mentioned on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO: Daily Mail editor-in-chief Paul Dacre arrives to provide proof to the Leveson Inquiry into the tradition, practices and ethics of the media on the High Court in London February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Dacre mentioned he had determined to step again from enhancing the right-leaning newspaper after 26 years to tackle broader challenges throughout the company.

DMGT’s chairman Jonathan Harmsworth mentioned Dacre had offered “brilliant stewardship” of the Daily Mail and different titles throughout the group over three a long time.

“Paul is, quite simply, the greatest Fleet Street editor of his generation not only for his huge circulation successes on both the Mail and Standard but also for the sheer power of his many campaigns, investigations and crusades that have held power to account, given a voice to the voiceless and often set the political agenda through six prime ministerships,” he mentioned.

Reporting by Paul Sandle, enhancing by Larry King

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