A regional daily editor is to take back control of the weekly newspapers he used to run as part of a management reshuffle.
Michael, who has edited the News since Peter John’s departure at Christmas 2017, previously served as editor of the three weekly titles before moving to become deputy editor in Worcester earlier that year.
The same move saw John Wilson, who was then deputy at the News, trade places with Michael and take up the editorship of Newsquest’s weekly newspapers in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.
However John will now concentrate on the Hereford Times and the Ludlow Advertiser.
Newsquest has also revealed Sarah Phaedre Watson is leaving her role as audience and content editor for the three Gloucestershire weeklies for a “new challenge”, and a replacement is being recruited.
The News & Journal has further unveieled a “simpler, more modern”headline typeface, with blue now being used for highlighting on inside pages in place of red.
A piece on the paper’s website states: “We think this is easier on the eye, and the cooler colour will give more prominence to pictures.”