Filson, currently sports editor of the Toronto Star, will become the assistant managing editor of the tablet launch starting Aug. 11. 

 By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor

Jon Filson will lead the launch of Toronto Star’s tablet edition.

Filson, who is the sports editor of the Star, will start his new role as assistant managing editor–tablet launch, on Aug. 11, according to a memo sent by managing editor Jane Davenport.

“In the year ahead, the launch of a tablet edition as a major platform for our journalism will be a top priority,” she said in the memo. “Jon will be taking a leading role, working directly with me, to get our newsroom ready to take this step—likely at this time next year.”

His replacement as sports editor has not been named.

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Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.