MailOnline’s writer and founding editor Martin Clarke is stepping down, he introduced Friday.
“Earlier this 12 months I indicated to Lord Rothermere that, after 12 unimaginable years constructing MailOnline into one of many world’s greatest information web sites and having established it as a considerably worthwhile enterprise in its personal proper, I needed to pursue new challenges,” wrote Clarke, who served as DMG Media writer and CEO/editor-in-chief of MailOnline and DailyMail.com, in an announcement.
He’ll formally exit the put up on the finish of February 2022. DMG Media CEO Wealthy Caccappolo will take over Clarke’s duties whereas the seek for a brand new editor commences, in accordance with the assertion.
Lord Rothermere, the British aristocrat who owns the Mail’s mother or father firm, Each day Mail and Basic Belief, added within the press launch: “I’ve needed to reluctantly settle for Martin’s resignation as he’s no doubt one of many best editors of his era; and, I’m eternally grateful to him for all his immense onerous work and genius over time.”
“This can be a complete bombshell,” a Mail insider advised The Each day Beast. “Everyone thought Martin could be the de facto boss of the corporate. Ted [Verity, newly appointed Daily Mail editor] was going to work hand-in-hand with Martin. It was all about saving cash. The paper and the web site weren’t working collectively. All of us thought Martin was the victor after Geordie Greig’s departure.”
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