The Age has appointed information director Patrick Elligett as its new editor.
Elligett joined the masthead in 2019 and replaces Homosexual Alcorn, who stepped down from her place in December to handle her unwell husband.
Tory Maguire, government editor of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, stated Elligett had daring plans to develop the masthead’s viewers.
“The Age is in good arms,” Maguire stated. Patrick demonstrates a complicated understanding of reader tendencies and the challenges it presents. I’m very assured that his plan is the fitting one to steer The Age by the following few years of financial uncertainty, shifting habits and demographic change.”
Elligett was appointed information director for The Age in 2020, and was beforehand the world editor. Previous to becoming a member of the masthead, Elligett held a variety of roles, together with editor, of The New Every day.
“It’s an unbelievable honour to be entrusted with the management of such a major establishment,” Elligett stated. “Victorians look to The Age to supply accountable, fearless and rigorous journalism and that position is extra necessary now than ever.”
“I might additionally prefer to thank Homosexual Alcorn for her clever, decided management and profound contribution to the journalism of The Age throughout the previous three years.”
Alcorn, who was appointed editor in September 2020, stepped down in December after an prolonged break to take care of her husband. She’s going to return to The Age in a senior place when she is in a position to take action. Maguire thanked appearing editor Michael Bachelard and appearing deputy editor, Mat Dunckley, for his or her dedication to the masthead throughout the recruitment course of and Alcorn’s depart of absence.
The Age is the most-read Victorian-based masthead within the nation, with an viewers of 5.8 million readers over the previous 12 months.