Will Lewis – who had been running the Telegraph’s emerging digital operation and its move to new multimedia headquarters in Victoria Street – has been appointed as the new Editor of The Daily Telegraph. Just 37, he takes over from Acting Editor John Bryant who will remain as Editor-in-Chief.
The Times notes that "unlike previous editors of the broadsheet, Mr Lewis has no background in Conservative or right-of-centre politics". CCHQ will hope that Mr Lewis will be more positive about Project Cameron than the outgoing editorial team. The Telegraph leader columns have been consistently Hefferesque in tone for many months.
The Barclay Brothers, owners of the newspaper, may also be hoping that Mr Lewis’ immersion in new technology will give the newspaper an advantage in the digital age.