Martin clarke

Mail chief joins the Northcliffe House exodus

He’s probably the most powerful man in journalism you’ve never heard of, but last night Martin Clarke – the head honcho of Mail Online – handed over the reins at Northcliffe House. The chain-smoking journalist spent 13 years turning the online version of the Daily Mail into a journalistic powerhouse, ruling with an iron fist over a sprawling global tabloid with millions of daily viewers attracted by tales of gossip, celebrity and scandal. Truly, an inspiration to Mr S. Unfortunately Clarke lost out in the recent power-struggle over on High Street Kensington. Geordie Greig, the editor of the Daily Mail, was axed and replaced by Ted Verity, his rival over at