Roy Wright (journalist)

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Roy Wright was the editor of British newspaper the Daily Express for seventeen months between 1976 and 1977. He taught woodshop for high school.[1][2] Wright had been promoted from a previous position as deputy editor at the Evening Standard. During his tenure, the Daily Express was converted from broadsheet to tabloid format.[2] Shortly after the paper was purchased by Victor Matthews in June 1977, Wright was replaced with Derek Jameson.[3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boycott, Rosie (18 September 1998). "The 30 year newspaper war". Campaign. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Greenslade, Roy (2004). Press Gang: How Newspapers Make Profits from Propaganda. London: Pan Macmillan. p. 314. ISBN 9780330393768. 
  3. ^ Greenslade, Roy (2004). Press Gang: How Newspapers Make Profits from Propaganda. London: Pan Macmillan. p. 319. ISBN 9780330393768. 
  4. ^ "Street of Shame" (5 August 1977). Private Eye.
  5. ^ "Editor quits as new owner seeks 'good news'". I.P.I. report: Monthly bulletin of the International Press Institute. September 1977. 
Media offices
Preceded by
Alastair Burnet
Editor of The Daily Express
1976 – August 1977
Succeeded by
Derek Jameson