MEDIA: IN BRIEF

MacAskill to join Guardian

MacAskill to join Guardian



Ewen MacAskill, currently political editor of the Scotsman, has been

appointed to the new position of chief political correspondent at the

Guardian and will join the newspaper in the autumn. He will be number

two to political editor Michael White.



Restructuring for directors



The Institute of Directors is not ruling out the possibility of its

magazine Director becoming a news stand title as part of an overall

restructuring of its commercial activities. A managing director for the

IoD Enterprises division is expected to be appointed soon, who will have

to hire a new editor for Director to replace Stuart Rock who is starting

his own publishing company.



Brannan takes Ceefax post



Paul Brannan has joined the BBC’s Ceefax as deputy editor. He was

formerly deputy editor at PA’s teletext service.



UK News breaks into showbiz



National news agency UK News has launched a new showbiz features service

called UK TV News, to serve regional newspapers.



Fitzpatrick goes Interactive



The Interactive Channel has hired Tony Fitzpatrick as controller of

marketing. He was formerly chief executive of the now defunct agency the

Entertainment Partnership.



Five fined by Radio Authority



The Radio Authority has fined five Independent Local Radio stations -

Scot FM, 96.6 FM Classic Hits, Choice FM, 2CR and Fortune for breaches

of its code.



Rainbow TV coming to UK



US entertainment and lifestyle TV channel for gays, Rainbow TV Network,

is to launch in the UK in 1997.



Kimber to edit the Engineer



Miller Freeman Technical has appointed Adele Kimber as editor of the

Engineer. She is a former editor of Personnel Today.



UAP to become Flextech TV



United Artist’s Programming (UAP ), the programming management arm of UK

cable and satellite group Flextech is changing its name to Flextech

Television from 1 July.



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