The Guardian's decision to relocate senior staff to New York parallels the newspaper's shift from Manchester to London.

This article titled “From Manchester to Manhattan” was written by Richard Adams, for guardian.co.uk on Saturday 2nd April 2011 08.00 UTC

In 1964 the Guardian's editor relocated from the newspaper's birthplace in Manchester to new offices in London. It was a risky move but one that almost certainly saved the organisation in the long run.

Now, 45 years later, the Guardian is making another move – this time relocating several senior staff from London to New York to head an international digital expansion of Guardian.co.uk. Is it on a par with the shift from Manchester to London? It could be.

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