Article Title:Former Express editor told to consider options
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:22nd November 2003 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2122
Text:Former Express editor Mike Binis says an email from publisher Richard Todd expressing a lack of confidence, and a subsequent phone call telling him to consider his options were behind his becoming the fifth editor to resign from the paper in three years. Mr Binis held the position for nine months, and feels he was obstructed rather than supported during that time by Mr Todd. “I thought it would be forever and I'd be the one that proved the 'ambulance at the curb' theory wrong,” he said. “I failed.” Mr Binis says he was holding down five jobs at once during his time at Express, which he describes as “certainly no money-spinner”. “I'm proud of what I've done at Express, giving it a more interesting variety and community balance. But mostly I'm proud to have been associated with a community voice, and be able to rebuild some burnt bridges and see readership and sales income levels increase to new records. “As my first editor job, I feel I gave it a pretty good go,” he said. The first issue of Express under new editor Oliver Hall was published this week. It is unknown at this time whether Mr Hall is to be the permanent replacement editor.    
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