Tony Miles (journalist)

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Anthony John Miles (18 July 1930 – 14 April 2018), better known as Tony Miles, was a British newspaper editor.

Miles grew up in High Wycombe. After attending the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe from 1942 to 1946, [1] he worked on the Middlesex Advertiser , Nottingham Guardian and Evening Argus , before joining the Daily Mirror in 1954, as a feature writer. In 1966, he was appointed as an assistant editor, then the following year as associate editor, before becoming overall editor of the newspaper in 1971. [2]

Miles held the editorship for three years, following which he was appointed as Editorial Director of the Mirror Group, for a few years also serving as its chairman. He also sat on the Press Council and served as a director of Reuters. In 1984, he stood down from his remaining British posts, unhappy with Robert Maxwell's control of the Mirror, [3] and moved to the United States, where he became an Executive Publisher with the Globe Communications Corporation, publisher of the National Examiner , until the early 1990s. [2]

Miles died at the age of 87 on 14 April 2018 at Highgate Nursing Home, London.

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References

  1. The Wycombiensian, Magazine of the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, May 1971
  2. 1 2 "MILES, Anthony John", Who Was Who
  3. Roy Greenslade, Press Gang: How Newspapers Make Profits from Propaganda, pp.397-398
Media offices
Preceded by
Lee Howard
Editor of the Daily Mirror
19711974
Succeeded by
Michael Christiansen