View all newsletters
Sign up for our free email newsletters

Fighting for quality news media in the digital age.

  1. News
July 24, 2019updated 30 Sep 2022 8:06am

Coventry Telegraph editor moving into university comms after five years in charge

By Charlotte Tobitt

Coventry Telegraph editor Keith Perry is stepping down after almost five years in charge to move into PR for the city’s university.

Perry (pictured), who also edits the Coventry Live website, will become head of communications at Coventry University in the autumn.

Perry said he had “enjoyed every minute” as editor, adding: “It has been an honour and a privilege to do this job and it will always be a source of great pride to me that the team here has achieved so much.

“Coventry is a wonderful city and I am delighted that I have been able to secure another fantastic opportunity here with Coventry University.”

Since he took up the editor’s chair in January 2015, Perry has led Coventry Live to record audience numbers, now at 11m page views per month across desktop, mobile and app, publisher Reach said.

The Coventry Telegraph has a daily print circulation of 10,606, half what it was selling in 2015 when Perry took over, according to ABC. Print decline has been seen across the regional news industry.

Reach also praised Perry’s stewardship of the title’s campaign for a resolution in the long-running fight for Coventry City FC to stay at the Ricoh Arena, and his work helping to develop the publisher’s West Midlands newsrooms, particularly in sports and print production.

Content from our partners
Publishing on the open web is broken, how generative AI could help fix it
Impress: Regulation, arbitration and complaints resolution
Papermule: Workflow automation for publishers

West Midlands editor-in-chief at Reach, Marc Reeves, said Perry had “proven himself to be a bold and forward thinking editor whose passion and belief in his team is matched only by the passion he feels for the city he has served so well”.

Perry was previously sports editor of the Coventry Telegraph for five years followed by a stint as football editor at the Birmingham Mail before he returned to the title as editor.

His replacement will be announced “in due course”, Reach said.

Picture: Reach

Topics in this article :

Email to point out mistakes, provide story tips or send in a letter for publication on our "Letters Page" blog

Select and enter your email address Weekly insight into the big strategic issues affecting the future of the news industry. Essential reading for media leaders every Thursday. Your morning brew of news about the world of news from Press Gazette and elsewhere in the media. Sent at around 10am UK time. Our weekly does of strategic insight about the future of news media aimed at US readers. A fortnightly update from the front-line of news and advertising. Aimed at marketers and those involved in the advertising industry.
  • Business owner/co-owner
  • CEO
  • COO
  • CFO
  • CTO
  • Chairperson
  • Non-Exec Director
  • Other C-Suite
  • Managing Director
  • President/Partner
  • Senior Executive/SVP or Corporate VP or equivalent
  • Director or equivalent
  • Group or Senior Manager
  • Head of Department/Function
  • Manager
  • Non-manager
  • Retired
  • Other
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
Thank you

Thanks for subscribing.

Websites in our network