JP digital strategy director quits

The woman responsible for implementing the new Johnston Press website has quit.

According to Roy Greenslade, the company’s digital strategy director Lori Cunningham has stepped down after two years in the job.

Greenslade quotes an internal memo saying she was regarded as “a key part of the team that moved our jobs platform from one developed in-house to a new platform sourced from the Daily Mail group.”

It adds: “She has recently been focusing on the development of a new website template utilising the purchased Polopoly platform. This will replace our existing websites over the coming months.”

Writing on his Media Guardian blog, Greenslade sites the anger of Johnston’s journalists about the new ATEX system and JPs aborted paywall experiments as possible causes of her departure.

But if we were a betting Blog our money would be on the failure of the company to properly implement its new website. Sites launched at Grantham and Peterborough were widely criticised and the planned role out across the group has been put on hold with no new live date in place.

Source: Greenslade

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