**FLASH** Globe and Mail names new EIC
A senior editorial shakeup includes a new VP digital, a fresh move to VP of business development and marketing, as well as a newly created role for a VP of IT.
Phillip Crawley, publisher and CEO, The Globe and Mail, today announced several changes to the paper’s executive team including the replacement of long-time editor-in-chief Ed Greenspon. After almost seven years as EIC, Greenspon is stepping down to be succeeded by John Stackhouse, the editor of Report on Business since 2004.
‘The priorities of the current year have been to restructure our business to meet the challenges of the current economic environment and the rapid changes in media consumption habits,’ said Crawley. ‘We are building on a position of strength not enjoyed by many of our competitors and want to ensure The Globe and Mail is in the prime spot to take advantage of the market opportunities that will arise when the recession eases.’
Stackhouse joined the paper in 1989 and has worked as a foreign correspondent, and in senior editorial roles such as foreign editor and national editor. For the last two years he championed the relaunch of the Globe Investor site.
Roger Dunbar, who had headed the digital department for two years, now takes on a new position as VP of business development and marketing. He will work with Angus Frame, a former editor of TheGlobeandMail.com who has worked as group director, digital, since September 2008 and takes over as VP digital on June 1.
In this role, Dunbar will lead the process of launching and supporting new business initiatives, including identifying new revenue streams, and will continue to head The Globe‘s marketing, promotions and research efforts.
Crawley also announced the creation of a new dedicated role – VP of IT. This position will take over IT responsibility from Perry Nixdorf, who, as VP operations, has been responsible for IT, operations and circulation. This will allow Nixdorf to concentrate on the transition to new printing presses in 2010 and to continue with the revitalization of the circulation department.
Last week the Globe launched a new home website, and on Friday the paper won six awards at the National Newspaper Awards in Montreal, including one for a multimedia project titled ‘Talking to the Taliban.’