The editor of one of Johnston Press’s leading weekly titles is leaving newspapers after 25 years for a journalism lecturing role.
Now she is moving on to take up a role as senior lecturer in journalism at Nottingham Trent University.
During her time as editor, Tracy led a campaign for an MRI scanner for the main hospital in the area which raised £700,000 in just nine months.
Said Tracy: “I’ve enjoyed my time at Chad hugely. Not just in terms of working with the team, the titles and the websites, but also the communities of Mansfield, Ashfield and Hucknall, to which I’ve grown extremely attached.
Since joining the Guardian as a trainee she filled most roles in the Chad newsroom before succeeding long-serving predecessor Jeremy Plews as editor in 2009.
Managing director John Bills said: “Tracy will be missed. No two ways about it. She’ll be missed by her team, and she’ll be missed by the communities into which she’s become embedded.
“I would like to wish Tracy all the best in her new venture, and thank her for all that she has done during her 25 years’ service.”
JP’s editorial Director for South Yorkshire and Peaks James Mitchinson added: “I have known and worked with Tracy for 12 years. She is unflinching in her expectation of excellence, and demands 100 per cent from her staff, all of the time.
“I wish her well in her new role as a senior lecturer in Journalism at Nottingham Trent University, a role I’m sure she’ll excel in.”