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Manager of news and journalism at Twitter announces departure

Mark Luckie, who has served as manager of journalism and news at Twitter for the past three years, has tweeted that he will be leaving the company.

The former Washington Post national innovations editor posted a string of tweets on 11 May regarding his exit.

Last week, Luckie told Poynter that he’s leaving the social media platform to take a break from his hectic schedule so he can regroup and focus on the publication and promotion of his upcoming book.

“I have an idea of what I’d like to do, but I think I’m going to take the time to figure out what that is. I’ve been working with journalists and technology for 10 years, since I came out of grad school. So I want to see what else there is and explore new avenues,” he told Poynter.

Twitter plans to replace Luckie, according to Poytner, although he mentioned that the job might look slightly different depending upon what his successor envisions for the future of the company.

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