National Post editor-in-chief will leave the company, effective Thursday, after 17 years with the newspaper.
By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor
National Post editor-in-chief Steve Meurice is leaving the company, effective Thursday, after 17 years with the newspaper.
In a memo, Gerry Nott, senior vice-president for the eastern region of Postmedia Network, said he will assume the editor-in-chief role until a permanent replacement is named.
“With his departure, we have lost a terrific editor, friend and colleague,” Nott said. “In his 17 years here, Steve has provided superior editorial leadership through often difficult times and helped make the National Post and Financial Post essential reads in print and digitally.” Nott declined to provide further comment to J-Source about Meurice’s departure.
National Post staff reacted with shock and many tweeted the announcement was a surprise.
— Matt Hartley (@thehartley) March 20, 2014
Very disappointing news about @smeurice. I like him.
— Jen Gerson (@jengerson) March 20, 2014
Just heard Steve Meurice is out as EIC of @nationalpost. Gutted. Incredible journalist. What a blow for that newsroom.
— Chris Boutet (@chrisboutet) March 20, 2014
Steve Meurice is the finest journalist I've worked for. Shit.
— Scott Stinson (@scott_stinson) March 20, 2014
The Post has not only lost its best friend in Steve Meurice but the glue that kept the paper together thru tough times. Try replacing that.
— Charles Lewis (@holycharlie) March 20, 2014
Meurice is the second editor-in-chief of a major Canadian daily to leave his job this week. On Wednesday, John Stackhouse was replaced as editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail by CBC director of news content, David Walmsley.
Earlier this year, long-time Canadian Press editor-in-chief Scott White left the wire service to join Postmedia, Globe managing editor Elena Cherney joined the Wall Street Journal and Report on Business editor Derek DeCloet moved to Rogers Media.
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- Memo: Editor-in-chief Steve Meurice leaves National Post
- John Stackhouse replaced as editor-in-chief of Globe and Mail by David Walmsley
- Memo: David Walmsley replaces John Stackhouse as Globe and Mail editor-in-chief