He is to pursue a management role at News Corporation, the Sun’s parent company and insists he wasn’t forced out. He’ll be replaced by Rebekah Wade, editor of the News of the World, and a journalist who hasn’t been as kind to New Labour as the Sun in recent years. The Sun now sells close to 3.45m copies a day.

The Times runs a fairly straight story.

The Independent is predicting that she will axe the Page 3 topless model picture. And it’s also the Indie which profiles the so-called ‘quiet man’ of tabloid journalism.
The Telegraph disagrees with the Indie. It thinks the Sun’s first woman will keep Page Three.

Over at the Guardian there is seculation that the
New Sun editor is likely to cut Labour ties.