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Independent directors not to meet again over Times editor post until March

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By Ishbel Macleod, PR and social media consultant

January 30, 2013 | 1 min read

It has been reported that the independent directors, who refused to back Rupert Murdoch’s choices as the new editors for the Times and the Sunday Times, are not due to meet again until March.

Earlier this month,

/news/2013/01/19/john-witherow-named-acting-editor-times-amid-news-corp-row">John Witherow and Martin Ivens, the editor and deputy editor of the Sunday Times were named "temporary acting editors" of the daily and Sunday titles respectively, but the six independent directors are now not due to meet again until March.

Pushed back from February, a date for the meeting has not yet been decided, the Guardian has said.

James Harding left his role as editor at the end of December, with rumours that this was "at the request of News Corp".

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