Tristan Davies

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Tristan Davies is a British newspaper executive and former newspaper editor.

Davies studied at the University of Bristol, then trained in radio journalism, but took employment for a London newspaper.[1] He joined The Independent in 1986, soon after its launch.[2] He initially worked on the listings section, then took various posts in arts and features. He left in the mid-1990s, to spend two years working on the Mail on Sunday's Night & Day magazine.[1]

Davies returned to The Independent in 1998,[2] and became editor of the Independent on Sunday in 2001. In 2005, he oversaw a change in format from broadsheet to tabloid,[1] while in June 2007, he oversaw a major redesign, which saw the paper reduced to a single section, plus a magazine. He remained editor until January 2008, becoming the longest-serving editor of the Independent on Sunday.[3] The Guardian suggested that he had resigned as he was unhappy with budget cuts imposed on the newspaper.[2]

In February 2008, Davies became Executive Editor of the Sunday Times, with special responsibility for design.[4]


  1. ^ a b c David Rowan, "Interview: Tristan Davies, Independent on Sunday", Evening Standard, 12 October 2005
  2. ^ a b c Stephen Brook and Jemima Kiss, "Editor Davies leaves Sindy", The Guardian, 11 January 2008
  3. ^ "Independent on Sunday editor Tristan Davies moves on", Press Gazette, 11 January 2008
  4. ^ Stephen Brook, "Tristan Davies joins Sunday Times", The Guardian, 7 February 2008
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Preceded by
Janet Street-Porter
Editor of the Independent on Sunday
Succeeded by
John Mullin