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Award-winning chief reporter steps up to edit hometown daily

David Goodwin 2023An award-winning chief reporter has been appointed editor of his hometown daily newspaper.

David Goodwin has taken over the reins at the Greenock Telegraph, where he has worked for the past nine years.

His appointment comes after predecessor Brian Hossack left the Newsquest-owned daily to join independent publisher Wyvex Media as its head of online content.

David, pictured, has previous experience as an editor, having run the Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard earlier in his career.

Speaking to HTFP, he said: “Being Greenock-born it is a real honour for me to have been appointed as editor of my hometown paper.

“I have a great team of journalists behind me who consistently produce great community-focused articles, investigative pieces, campaigning journalism and superb court and crime coverage, and it is a pleasure to now lead them.

“Times are changing rapidly in our industry, and we are embracing the opportunities that digital brings whilst also striking a balance and ensuring that our daily print product continues to perform excellently.

“Generally, I’m just enjoying getting stuck in to my new role.”

David began his career as a junior reporter in Dunoon and was part of the team that won Highlands and Islands Newspaper of the Year in 1999/2000. He was later promoted to editor.

He then spent a decade as a news reporter with The Scottish Sun before going freelance and spending four years running his own news website.

David joined the Telegraph in 2014 and won Local/Weekly Reporter of the Year at the 2020 Scottish Press Awards.