ONE of the UK’s most successful websites – and one belonging to a newspaper – has appointed a new editor.
www.scotsman.com – the website of The Scotsman newspaper – has appointed Helensburgh Advertiser editor, Alan Greenwood, to succeed Stewart Kirkpatrick, who left to become a freelance consultant.
Greenwood is a former news editor of icBirmingham, the Midlands website network run by rival newspaper publishers, Trinity Mirror, and was subsequently promoted to multimedia editor of the Birmingham Post, where he was responsible for launching that newspaper’s website.
Says The Scotsman owners, Johnston Press: “Alan will be responsible for developing the scotsman.com website and future strategies for digital services and increased convergence. He and the Scotsman.com team will also work closely with the Edinburgh Evening News and Scotland on Sunday in supporting their own online activities.
“Alan will be positioned at the heart of the Scotsman newsroom, on the newsdesk, where he will report on a day-to-day operational level to news editor, James Hall. Mike Gilson, editor of The Scotsman, continues to have overall responsibility for scotsman.com.”
Said Gilson: “We are delighted to secure Alan’s services. He is an innovative thinker on digital media but just as importantly a good journalist too. We are proud of scotsman.com, which, at 3.8 million monthly unique users, is by a country mile the pre-eminent news and information service in Scotland, and we now want to take it to the next level.
“We will be significantly upping our offering on news, business, entertainments and features over the coming months. Moving images and audio will of course be part of this development.
“Combining our online reach with that of our newspapers means there has not before been a time in this company’s history when it has attracted such a large audience. Our journalists are enthusiastic about the future and readers, users and advertisers will continue to benefit from their skills and knowledge and the strength of scotsman.com.”