So, it’s all change at the Times and Times Online.
Anne Spackman, as reported last week, is now the comment editor of the main paper, after a spell as editor-in-chief at Times Online since 2006.
That role is not being replaced. Instead:
- Tom Whitwell, who is currently communities editor at Times Online, will be assistant editor of Times Online.
- Hector Arthur, who was previously the head of content development for Times Online, is the new head of digital development for the website.
Speaking in a press release, the Times’ editor, James Harding said: “Anne Spackman has done an extraordinary job at Times Online bringing our journalism to more people than at any time in our history.
“She has expanded the nature of what we do as a news organisation, introducing a 24/7 newsroom, launching The Times Archive and developing our podcasts, video and reader comments online”, he said.
Praising the new online assistant editor, Harding said that Tom Whitwell had “been one of the driving forces behind the phenomenal growth of Times journalism online and our audiences worldwide.”