Monday, 6 October 2008
Press Gazette loses chief Loynes
Former editor and publisher of Press Gazette Tony Loynes is no longer listed as editor-in-chief of the magazine. He is only described in the latest issue as editorial director of Wilmington, the company which bought Press Gazette after it was put into adminstration by owners Matthew Freud and Piers Morgan two years ago. Tony played a big part in the negotiations to buy Press Gazette and was editor and publisher of the magazine when it was owned by Timothy Benn and then Maclean Hunter up until it was sold to Emap in 1995. He was with Press Gazette when it took over the British Press Awards and has vast experience of handling this volatile and often controversial event.