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Newsquest Sussex appoints new Group Editor

Newsquest Media Group, one of the UK’s leading regional media groups, has announced the appointment of Mike Gilson as Group Editor of Newsquest Sussex Ltd, the publisher of The Argus.

Mike is currently Editor of the Belfast Telegraph, a position he has held for the past five years. Previously, he was editor of The Scotsman, The News, Portsmouth and the Peterborough Evening Telegraph.

He is currently the Northern Irish Journalist of the Year and the Belfast Telegraph has been named Northern Irish Newspaper of the Year in four out of the last five years. In 2011 it was named the UK Regional Newspaper of the Year.

Mike said: “I am tremendously excited about taking on the opportunity in Brighton. It is a fantastically dynamic place and the newspaper and digital platforms under me will reflect that. We will be challenging when we need to be and supportive at other times. We will be at the centre of debate and, at the core of everything; our journalism will be vital and trustworthy. I have a track record at producing compelling newspapers and websites. This will continue.”

Dawn Sweeney, Managing Director, Newsquest Sussex said: “I am delighted to welcome Mike to The Argus. He is an experienced Editor with an outstanding pedigree and I look forward to working with him in the New Year to further develop The Argus print and online platforms.”