David Dinsmore

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David Dinsmore
Born David Dinsmore
(1968-09-02) September 2, 1968 (age 45)
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Residence United Kingdom
Nationality United Kingdom British
Occupation Editor The Sun newspaper
Employer News Corp (UK)
Title Editor
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David Dinsmore (2 September 1968)[1] is a Scottish newspaper editor. Dinsmore grew up in Glasgow,[2] and began working for News International at the age of 22.[3]

Early career[edit]

Dinsmore was employed by the Clydebank Post and then later he worked as a reporter for the Eastwood Mercury, Milngavie Herald and Kirkintilloch Herald newspapers.[4]

In 1991 Dinsmore managed to obtain a job as a casual reporter for the Scottish Sun newspaper. At the same time he began a degree in business management at Paisley University.[4] His first full-time role as a reporter came with the Daily Star in their Edinburgh office.[4]

Front page of The Sun, September 2012.

Career with News Corp[edit]

Dinsmore returned to the Scottish Sun as a reporter in 1994, he then rose through the ranks of that paper to become sub-editor, then chief sub-editor. and made the move to London after becoming picture editor of the News of the World under Phil Hall.[4]

In 2004, Dinsmore became night editor of The Sun, and in 2006, he was appointed editor of the Scottish edition of the paper, serving until 2010.[3] During that time he took a general management course at Columbia Business School.[5] He then became general manager of the paper in Scotland, then in quick succession managing editor in London, and director of operations for News International.[6]

Dinsmore was appointed editor of The Sun in June 2013, replacing Dominic Mohan.[7]

Since appointment to his role he has faced widespread criticism as a result of the growing support for the No More Page 3 campaign, which challenges the appropriateness of bare breasts in the family newspaper. In November 2013 he stated that he had no intention to remove Page 3, despite increasing pressure from campaign supporters including politicians, celebrities and student bodies.[citation needed]

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Preceded by
Dominic Mohan
Editor of The Sun