VIDEO: Moving on, one time Cambs Times work experience student Dominic Mohan replaced as Editor of The Sun
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EX Cambs Times work experience student Dominic Mohan who rose to become Editor of The Sun is to move to a new role within his boss Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.
The former Neale Wade and Cromwell College student, whose parents still live in Chatteris, has been Sun editor for four years but is now on the move.
Dominic joined News International in 1996 and began work on the paper’s showbiz section, rapidly rising through the ranks to become deputy to editor Rebekah Brooks in 2007. Two years later when she became chief executive he replaced her.
“It has been a real privilege to edit the Sun, an intrinsic part of modern Britain, loved by its readers and unmatched by its rivals,” he said today.
His parents told the Cambs Times in 2009 of their delight at their son becoming Sun editor.
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“Dominic knew journalism was always his destiny,” said his father Michael.
“Dominic has achieved his all time ambition, becoming editor of The Sun and the most powerful post in tabloid journalism.”
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Earlier this year Mr Mohan gave evidence to the Leveson Inquiry on press standards.
He revealed that, following events at the News of the World, The Sun had implemented a new system for paying sources, which required four signatures from managers.
He also said the newspaper was considering appointing an independent ombudsman to deal with complaints from readers.
Asked about Rupert Murdoch, Mr Mohan stated that the media mogul had never tried to interfere with editorial content.
Mr Mohan said he had not used private detectives in his time at The Sun but he had used, what he described as, “search agents”.