‘Guardian’ editor Alan Rusbridger to step down

He will take over as chairman of the Scott Trust which owns Guardian Media Group

Alan Rusbridger to step down as editor-in-chief of the ‘Guardian’

Alan Rusbridger to step down as editor-in-chief of the ‘Guardian’

 

Alan Rusbridger will step down as editor-in-chief of the Guardian after 20 years next summer, he said on Wednesday.

Mr Rusbridger said he would take over as chairman of the Scott Trust which owns Guardian Media Group. He said it was a “great honour to be asked to take this role”.

Mr Rusbridger joined the paper in 1979 and became editor in 1995 succeeding Peter Preston.

In his stint in the top job, he has guided it through a change in format – it went from broadsheet to Berliner when many of its UK rivals went tabloid – and a move of office from London’s Farringdon to Kings Cross.

He has guided the paper through the online revolution which has seen it commit itself to the principle of open access and attempt to become an international brand with offices in Australia and the United States.

- Guardian