"This letter, if it makes it to print, joins the several communications I've sent off to Church House protesting the appointment of the primate's principal secretary as interim managing editor of the Journal (Feb. Journal). Placing a high-ranking church bureaucrat with sensitive responsibilities to the primate in a journalism role is a really bad decision. It has implications for editorial independence, conflict of interest and transparency. Judging by the comments on the 'Anglican Journal' website, I'm far from alone in my concern about the wisdom of this appointment. If the print edition survives the current financial crisis, I'll happily return as a reader once a professional journalist is on the job as editor".