The Times has made feature writer Ann Treneman its parliamentary sketch writer. Treneman has been covering the post since the end of last year, when former incumbent Ben MacIntyre was made editor of The Times Weekend Review.
The Wall Street Journal Europe has published a travel and lifestyle guide to the ten EU accession states in 30 April’s Personal Journal section, looking at attractions such as property, resorts, music and wine. Personal Journal editor is Dagmar Aalund.
BBC Easy Food is to launch on 16 June. The editor is Sara Buenfield, who has also been food editor of Woman & Home. A second edition of the title, part of the series which includes BBC Magazines’ Easy Gardening and Easy Decorating, will be out in the autumn.
The Guardian is to launch standalone magazine Public in June. Aimed at public service managers, it will focus on management, policy, finance and technology. The editor is David Walker and the title will be published ten times a year.
An international magazine for urban professionals, called 34, has launched. Design, art and travel are the staples of the bimonthly publication, which targets 25 to 35-year-olds. Creative director is Murat Patavi.
IPC monthly car title The Golf is to change its name to The Golf+ as part of a redesign from 7 May in an attempt to broaden its remit among VW enthusiasts. The editor is Steve Kirk.
Nina Ahmad is to be acting editor of the National Magazine Company’s Cosmopolitan, following the departure of Lorraine Candy to be editor-in-chief of Elle. Candy replaces Sarah Bailey, who is now deputy editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar in New York.
Bloomberg has begun a 90-minute weekday morning business programme for London broadcaster LBC News 1152AM. Bloomberg Business Breakfast started this week, and runs from 5am. LBC News editorial director is Jonathan Richards.
Channel 4 News managing editor Guy Ker is moving to ITV News as chief operating officer. Other appointments as part of the ITV News reshuffle include the promotion of assistant editor of news gathering, Jonathan Munro, to deputy editor.
Mike Kaufman has joined Clear Channel Entertainment as head of TV development for Europe. Kaufman, formerly at music channel VH1 UK, has also been news editor of MTV Europe.
Hellomagazine.com plans to introduce SMS celebrity updates. The site, which already provides daily updates on the lifestyles of the rich, famous and aristocratic, was launched in April 2001. The online editor is Tree Elven.
Trinity Mirror has launched recruitment and employment website scotcareers.co.uk. The site is a joint venture between the publisher’s Scottish newspapers, which include the Daily Record. The editor is Joe Carlin.
Orange Celebrity Zone, a new channel containing British celebrity news stories and interactive content, has launched on the Orange World mobile portal. Orange UK director of multimedia is Mark Hird.
A news alert service for users of the BBC News website has launched. Accessed at bbc.co.uk/breakingnews, it can be tailored to provide updates on current affairs programmes such as Panorama. Ashley Highfield is BBCi director of new media and technology.
Media Week senior reporter Kevin May has been promoted to the newly created role of web editor. He reports to magazine editor Tim Burrowes.