Mullin appointed IoS editor

JOHN Mullin, a former deputy editor at The Scotsman, has been appointed editor of The Independent on Sunday. It follows a fortnight-long acting editorship, in the wake of the stepping down of Tristan Davies, who was six years in the job.

As well as his Scotsman job, Mullin is a former executive editor of The Independent. He became deputy editor of The Independent on Sunday a year ago. He has previously also been Ireland correspondent for The Guardian.

Says Ivan Fallon, chief executive of Independent News & Media UK: “John has already stamped his own brand of journalism on our Sunday paper, with a focus on news and news analysis.

“He is a true professional, with a deep knowledge of how newspapers should be put together. The Independent on Sunday has always punched above its weight in a very competitive Sunday market, and will do so even more effectively under John?s leadership.”