Irene Gen­tle

Ed­i­tor-in-chief, the Toronto Star

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when gen­tle was an­nounced as the new ed­i­tor of the Star in June, the news­room erupted in cheers. The first fe­male ed­i­tor-inchief in the pa­per’s 126-year his­tory over­sees a large staff (23 re­port di­rectly to her) and bears the re­spon­si­bil­ity of man­ag­ing the most widely read news­pa­per in On­tario. Un­der her lead­er­ship, the pa­per is push­ing for more hard news than ever, with a re­newed fo­cus on lo­cal. up next: Gaug­ing the re­sults of the Star’s new-old pay­wall, an ini­tia­tive that flopped the first time around.

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