Austin Hunter has resigned as the editor of the News Letter.
His tenure as editor was a commercial success with some growth in sales, the paper became more mainstream Unionist again in its stance but the David Montgomery inspired plan of the News Letter becoming the focus of a “Positively Protestant” debate never really developed (hampered by the poor quality, and disinterest in such a debate, of its journalists).
Who will replace him? What changes should a new editor make? A decent non-UUP Unionist columnist of the standard of Alex Kane would be nice – Stalford’s replacement produces uninspiring material reading far too much like a party press statement. An investigative journalist on equality issues affecting the Unionist community would be useful too.