(b. 1962) was the head of BBC News Interactive and the BBC's head of editorial development for multimedia journalism, his redundancy was announced on 2 March 2011.
He has been in charge of BBC News
Interactive since 18 October 2005 following Richard Deverell
's 2005 July move to CBBC
, first as Chief Operating Officer then as controller. He previously spent two years as editor
following the departure of Editor-in-chief Mike Smartt
in 2004. The News Interactive department includes BBC News Online
, the BBC News website
, CBBC Newsround
, the Ceefax
teletext service, the digital text service, On This Day
, BBC's Interactive TV, the Action Network and a variety of news services to mobile phones
and other mobile devices.
He also spent two years on loan to BBC Sport
, where he set up the BBC Sport
website in 2000.
Clifton was previously the editor of Ceefax, and before joining the BBC was a news and sports reporter at the Chronicle and Echo
, a sports journalist at the Exchange Telegraph
national news agency, chief sports sub at the UK's Press Association
(PA) and editor of the PA's Teletext
His successor as Editor of News Interactive was named on 2 December 2005 as Steve Herrmann
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