February 19, 2014 Last Updated 2:13 pm

El País names Antonio Caño its new editor

The Spanish newspaper’s Washington correspondent will replace Javier Moreno, who held the editor’s position since 2006

ElPais-front-021914The turmoil in the Spanish newspaper business continues as El País publisher and PRISA president Juan Luis Cebrián announced yesterday that it had sacked its editor, Javier Moreno, and planned to replace him with Antonio Caño, the paper’s Washington correspondent.

Caño, who is currently responsible for the newspaper’s Americas edition, will assume the editor role on May 4.

Moreno acknowledged the newspaper’s financial difficulties and graciously accepted the idea of a new editor taking over.

“The newspaper business is getting increasingly complicated and tough because of all the problems we all know,” the NYT quoted Moreno. “I think if you bring new blood into the job, it’s not a bad idea.”

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