Keith Knight, a former communications director for the Presbyterian Church in Canada, has been appointed interim editor of the Anglican Journal, the Anglican Church of Canada’s independent newspaper.
The appointment, announced to Journal staff by Communications and Information Resources director Vianney (Sam) Carriere, follows the resignation of Leanne Larmondin, who has been editor for five years.
Mr. Knight’s appointment is for a six-month term ending in January, 2009. In the fall, a formal search process will be undertaken to hire a successor to Ms Larmondin.
Mr. Knight left the Presbyterian Church position last year. Since January, he has been working as Communications Coordinator for the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, the Anglican church’s development agency.
Mr. Knight has also worked as communications coordinator for the Christian Reformed Church in North America.
He has extensive journalism experience with the secular press, having worked as city editor of the Welland Evening Tribune, editor of the Lindsay Post, managing editor of the Bobcaygeon Independent and Fenelon Falls Gazette and managing editor of the Wallaceburg News.
He is the author of numerous articles on religious communications and of a book on churches and the Internet. Mr. Knight is the current president of the North American chapter of the World Association for Christian Communication.
The award-winning Anglican Journal is published 10 times a years and distributed to every recognizable giver to the Anglican Church of Canada. Though partly funded by the church, it has an independent editorial voice and is incorporated separately from General Synod.
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