Sheffield Star editor named

Sheffield Telegraph editor Alan Powell has been named as the new
editor of Johnston Press-owned evening paper the Sheffield Star.
He takes over from Peter Charlton who moved over to Johnston’s flagship morning title the Yorkshire Post.
Divisional managing director Mike Hutchby said:
“This is an excellent appointment for the company. Alan has an
outstanding career history with Sheffield Newspapers and he has a track
record of running award-winning newspapers.
“This is a very exciting time for The Star, in
which we have to embrace the changes that are taking place in Sheffield
and the region.We have just undertaken a major research project on the
paper in which readers told us in great detail, the issues that concern
“This is having an impact on the content of the title, and there have been encouraging results.
The Star will continue to be the voice of communities in Sheffield.”
Before launching the Sheffield Telegraph as a
paid-for weekly tabloid in 1989, Powell was deputy editor of The Star
and was in charge of the paper during its award-winning coverage of the
Hillsborough disaster.

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