Editor dropped from Trinity Mirror flagship

Regional press giant Trinity Mirror has made the editor of its top-selling regional newspaper redundant.
 
Roger Borrell was made editor of the Birmingham
Evening Mail in February 2001 and was promoted to editor-in-chief of
Trinity Mirror Midlands in March 2003.
He was previously editor of the Lancashire Evening Post and deputy
editor of the Newcastle Evening Chonicle.
 
The Birmingham titles have
flagged circulation-wise in recent years and are particularly down
in the latest ABC circulation figures published this week.
 
The Birmingham Post’s dramatic 23.4 per cent
year-on-year decline to 12,936 was largely due to a reduction in bulk
distributed copies.
But there were less such excuses at the Birmingham Evening Mail (down
10.5 per cent to 96,140) and the Sunday Mercury (down 12.7 per cent to
75,049).
 
Liverpool Echo editor Mark Dickinson has been appointed to the new post of editorial director for Trinity Mirror Midlands.
 
New Trinity Mirror regionals managing director
Georgina Harvey, who started last month, said: “These moves strengthen
the editorial focus at two of our largest businesses at a time of
exciting development for Trinity Mirror’s Regionals division.”
 
Dickinson said: “I am very excited about the
challenge ahead. There’s a great team of people in the Midlands and I’m
looking forward to working with them.”
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