Telegraph Media Group has announced the next stage in its integration of editorial teams on the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph and Telegraph.co.uk.
The news operations for the three titles will now be integrated, with reporters from both titles filing stories for the website. The move means TMG has now integrated its news, science, business, sport, foreign and comment desks.
In a statement, the group said the change would “significantly strengthen” the way that news content is produced and would give the group increased flexibility when a major news story breaks.
“Without diminishing the distinct voices of the The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph, reporters from both newspapers will contribute to the Telegraph website, bringing a greater breadth and depth to all news coverage,” the company said.
Specialist reporters on both titles will sit on the same desk, but TMG stressed that the two titles would continue to have “separate identities”.
The Sunday Telgraph editor, Ian MacGregor, said: “We have huge a pool of talented journalists at TMG. They now have the opportunity to play a part across all three publications, as we combine the force of our newsdesks.”
Last month, TMG announced a string of cross-platform appointments, with the creation of an integrated science team working across both papers and the web.
The curate at St Bride’s church on Fleet Street, George Pitcher, was appointed as the new cross-platform religion editor.
Alison Kervin beame chief sports interviewer, working across both newspapers and the website, and Philip Johnston was promoted to assistant editor, comment, also working across the three platforms.