King’s journalism alumnus named new president of The Canadian Press

King's journalism alumnus named new president of The Canadian Press

Malcolm Kirk (BJH ’89) has been named the new president of The Canadian Press. Kirk was formerly vice-president of digital media with Postmedia Network Inc.

Kirk joined Postmedia in July 2010 where he managed a number of digital newspaper websites, mobile, and tablet applications. Prior to his digital media job, he spent several years as a senior vice-president with Canwest Publishing Inc. He has also served as both publisher and editor-in-chief of the Calgary Herald, executive editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, and as managing editor of the Vancouver Province.

Guy Crevier, president and publisher of La Presse, says "[Malcolm Kirk] has an impressive and diversified background in the Canadian and U.S. print journalism industry. His achievements in both the digital and traditional media, his extensive know-how and his knowledge of Canada’s media environment are definite assets that will enable The Canadian Press to strengthen its position as the country’s leading news agency."


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