NME has appointed its youngest ever editor, 26- year-old Ben
Knowles. He joins from sister title Melody Maker, where he was senior
staff writer, and takes over from Steve Sutherland, who becomes brand
director for the paper. Knowles joined Melody Maker 18 months ago after
working on Smash Hits and the Mirror. Sutherland is working on brand
extensions to the paper and its web site.