September 2, 1968
Glasgow, United Kingdom
|Occupation||Editor The Sun newspaper|
|Employer||News Corp (UK)|
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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. His first full-time role as a reporter came with the Daily Star in their Edinburgh office.
Career with News Corp
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.
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. During that time he took a general management course at Columbia Business School. 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.
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.
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- "Scot David Dinsmore takes over as Sun editor", The Herald, 21 June 2013
- "Top Scottish journalist David Dinsmore appointed editor of The Sun", STV, 21 June 2013
- Ponsford, Dominic (1 July 2013). "'Sound judgement, clear direction and affable personality' - profile of The Sun's new editor David 'Dins' Dinsmore". Press Gazette. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
- "David Dinsmore". LinkedIn. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
- "David Dinsmore replaces Dominic Mohan as Sun editor", BBC, 21 June 2013
- Josh Halliday "The Sun: Dominic Mohan to be replaced by David Dinsmore", The Guardian, 21 June 2013
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