Hong Kong, March 19, 2007 — South China Morning Post today announced that Mark Clifford will step down as Editor-in-Chief of the paper on 1 April 2007 in order to pursue another opportunity. During his one-year tenure with the paper, Clifford played a key role in changes that have both strengthened and improved editorial operations. He has also been the driving force behind the SCMP’s forthcoming re-design, has contributed to the convergence of print and digital efforts at the SCMP, and overhauled the paper’s training program for journalists.
Editor C.K. Lau, a veteran SCMP journalist, will assume responsibility for editorial operations after Clifford leaves.
The Board of Directors and management of SCMP Group expressed their deep appreciation of Clifford’s efforts and contributions in the past year.
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