Media: After the cull: whatever happened to the 26 editors who left their jobs in the last 5 years

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NAME

PAPER

WHY THEY LEFT

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Richard

Addis

The Express

(1996-98)

Forced out to make way for Rosie Boycott

Own company working on project for Mail on Sunday

David

Banks

The Daily Mirror

(1992-94)

Harmoniously kicked upstairs

About to start as new breakfast show host on Talk Radio

Patsy

Chapman

News of the World

(1988-94)

Eight months off, then resigned for health reasons

Studying for a history degree

Sue

Douglas

Sunday Express (1996)

Forced out when Sunday merged with Daily Express

Consultant editor to Scotsman Publications

Jonathan Fenby

The Observer (1993-95)

Resigned as sales continued to slide

Editor of The South China Morning Post in Hong Kong

Len

Gould

The People (1996-97)

Moved to create `new' Sporting Life, resigned in frustration

Associate Sports Editor on The Independent

Ian

Hargreaves

The Independent (1994-96)

Resigned ahead of planned job cuts

Professor of Journalism at Cardiff University, and freelance writer

Stuart

Higgins

The Sun (1994-98)

Forced out to make way for David Yelland

Media relations adviser to celebrities

Tessa

Hilton

Sunday Mirror

(1994-96)

Seen off by her managing director Bridget Rowe

Editor of

Daily Mail's

Weekend Magazine

Brian Hitchen

Sunday Express

(1994-96)

Pushed out to make way for Sue Douglas

Media relations consultant and broadcaster.

Jonathan Holborow

Mail on Sunday (1992-98)

Fell foul of

Associated's new editor-in- chief Paul Dacre

From January, Conservative Party's political operations consultant

Will

Hutton

The Observer (1996-98)

Kicked upstairs after precipitous decline in sales

Editor-in-chief of The Observer, columnist and economic pundit

Ian

Jack

Independent on Sunday

(1992-95)

Resigned to become editor of Granta

Editor of Granta and columnist on The Independent

Andrew

Jaspan

The Observer (1995-96)

Sacked for alienating staff without ending sales slide

Editor of soon to be launched Scottish Sunday paper

Sir Nick

Lloyd

Daily Express (1986-95)

Resigned when proprietor in discussions with replacement Kelvin MacKenzie

The Sun (1981-94)

Seduced by job at BSkyB that lasted less than a year

Chairman of TalkCo, the consortium that bought Talk Radio for pounds 15m

Andrew

Marr

The Independent (1996-98)

Sacked for refusing to implement job cuts

Columnist on Express and Observer, consultant to Lord Hollick

Andrew

Neil

The Sunday Times (1983-94)

Seduced by non-existent US television

job

Editor in Chief The Scotsman and Sunday Business

Brendan

Parsons

The People (1997-98)

Went on `compassionate leave'

In charge of special projects for Mirror Group, including Sporting Life

Eve

Pollard

Sunday Express (1991-94)

Resigned amid rumours of falling out with proprietor

TV personality, writes romantic fiction and sits on the English Tourist Board

Peter

Preston

The Guardian (1975-95)

Resigned to become editor- in-chief of Guardian

Columnist for Observer and Guardian. Novel, The 51st State, just published

Bridget

Rowe

Sunday Mirror & The People (1992-98)

Lost power struggle with Kelvin MacKenzie

Director of Corporate Communications at National Magazine Co

Stewart Steven

Evening Standard (1992-96)

Retired to make way for Max Hastings

Columnist on Mail on Sunday

Andreas

Whittam Smith

The Independent (1986-94)

Became director of company after change in ownership

President of the British Board of Film Classification, director of The Independent

Phil

Walker

The Star (1994-98)

Quit rather than implement savage job cuts.

Retired

Peter

Wilby

Independent on Sunday (1995-96)

Forced out to make way for Rosie Boycott

Editor of The New Statesman.

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