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<br /> J O U R N A L I S M W E E K LY<br /> www.pressgazette.co.uk 26 April 2013<br /> Redundant: Editor<br /> who increased sales<br /> against the odds<br /> PICTURE: REUTERS/Olivia Harris<br /> DOMINIC PONSFORD<br /> Johnston Press has confirmed a proposal<br /> to make one of its most successful weekly<br /> newspaper editors redundant.<br /> Whitby Gazette editor Jon Stokoe was<br /> placed on gardening leave at the end of<br /> February just days after figures released<br /> by ABC revealed that his paper was the<br /> fifth best performing paid-for weekly<br /> newspaper in the UK.<br /> Sales rose 2.1 per cent in the second<br /> half of 2012 to 9,540 despite a cover price<br /> increase from 55p to 90p.<br /> The move prompted a local campaign<br /> called Save Our Stokoe with a Facebook<br /> group that attracted more than 600<br /> members.<br /> An online petition started by Press<br /> Gazette attracted nearly 1,400 signatures.<br /> <a title="PGW (26th April 2013) page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7a79b228?page=1"> J O U R N A L I S M W E E K LY www.pressgazette.c</a> <a title="PGW (26th April 2013) page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7a79b228?page=2"> The World</a> <a title="PGW (26th April 2013) page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7a79b228?page=3">  the Whitby title in 1995. He said: “I'm dis</a> <a title="PGW (26th April 2013) page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7a79b228?page=4"> This week Broadcasting Media reporter Torin Dou</a> <a title="PGW (26th April 2013) page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7a79b228?page=5"> The World The Carnegie Plan for Better Journalis</a> <a title="PGW (26th April 2013) page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7a79b228?page=6"> This week Media law Axed Whitby Gazette editor</a> <a title="PGW (26th April 2013) page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7a79b228?page=7"> This week the second half of 2012. It was one</a> <a title="PGW (26th April 2013) page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7a79b228?page=8"> This week Regionals Defamation Act changes land</a> <a title="PGW (26th April 2013) page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7a79b228?page=9"> This week Media law Belgravia benefits mum fai</a> <a title="PGW (26th April 2013) page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7a79b228?page=10"> In depth Magazines Porn baron Loaded owner reve</a> <a title="PGW (26th April 2013) page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7a79b228?page=11"> In depth As well as launching Loaded TV he</a> <a title="PGW (26th April 2013) page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7a79b228?page=12"> Comment Regulation The rival Royal Charter dil</a> <a title="PGW (26th April 2013) page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7a79b228?page=13"> Numbers Nationals National press print sales f</a> <a title="PGW (26th April 2013) page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7a79b228?page=14"> Comment Online Websites could destroy print edi</a> <a title="PGW (26th April 2013) page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7a79b228?page=15"> Request a demo and find out how Atex can help you</a> <a title="PGW (26th April 2013) page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7a79b228?page=16"> The World Global Author John Dale takes 24 Hou</a> <a title="PGW (26th April 2013) page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7a79b228?page=17"> Tips from the pros Inside track Best unveils n</a> <a title="PGW (26th April 2013) page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7a79b228?page=18"> Numbers </a> <a title="PGW (26th April 2013) page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7a79b228?page=19"> Picture Perfect A man kneels down to place a mess</a> <a title="PGW (26th April 2013) page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7a79b228?page=20"> Job ads Job spy Osiris Educational is looking fo</a> <a title="PGW (26th April 2013) page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7a79b228?page=21"> Job ads Hill + Knowlton's strategies' h</a> <a title="PGW (26th April 2013) page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7a79b228?page=22"> Diary Axegrinder Scandal, gossip and banter </a> <a title="PGW (26th April 2013) page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7a79b228?page=23"> The World </a>