The Press: Return of a Native

As a 19-year-old novice on Fleet Street, William J. Haley got his first job on London's Times answering the telephone. Last week at 51, Sir William Haley, now director general of the British Broadcasting Corp., got ready to go to work for the Times again, this time as editor. Named to the top editorial spot in British journalism and the first titled editor ever to run the venerable Times (circ. 231,659), Sir William takes the place of William F. Casey, 68, who, after four years in the editor's chair and four decades on the paper, is resigning because of poor health.


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!