Media Relations: Contact Book Update


Cosmopolitan chief sub-editor Lou Ford has been promoted to deputy editor, reporting to Sam Baker. Spin-off Cosmopolitan Hair & Beauty is producing four extra issues a year to cover the looks of each season. Editor Melanie Goose has appointed Louise O'Connell as a writer on the title.

The Wall Street Journal Europe has launched The Property Report, a weekly review of the corporate and commercial real-estate markets. Appearing every Wednesday in the paper, it targets investors and senior managers, focusing on investment themes, analysis and trends. The paper's managing editor Raju Narisetti is editing the new feature.

The Financial Times this week launched a monthly regional business page in its Companies & Markets section. Edited by Michael Kavanagh, assistant UK companies editor, it will cover different UK regions in turn. Next Wednesday the paper launches Doing Business In..., which focuses on a particular city, and is overseen by features editor Simon Targett.

Map, a quarterly magazine reporting on the Scottish art scene, has launched.

The title will look at current art practice and international trends, ideas and events. Edited by Alice Bain, Map is funded by the Scottish Arts Council and is published by Scottish arts and entertainment magazine The List.

3D World, Future Publishing's monthly digital design magazine, has been relaunched. New features include group tests of hardware for artists, plus a software buyer's guide, and a legal and financial advice column for freelances and independent studios. The editor is Jim Thacker.


BBC Europe correspondent Stephen Sackur is to take over from Tim Sebastian as presenter of BBC News 24's daily current affairs interview show HARDtalk from 18 April. Based in London, interviewees will include global leaders, political figures and campaigners.

ITN head of foreign news Al Anstey and his deputy Nick Walshe are to join Arabic news broadcaster Al Jazeera, which plans to launch an English-language TV channel in November.

Jon Beazley has been appointed executive editor of mainstream entertainment at the BBC, reporting to director of TV Jana Bennett. Meanwhile, Nicola Moody, commissioner of documentaries and contemporary factual programmes, is leaving the BBC.

Chris Evans is to return to radio, presenting a networked weekend afternoon show that will go out across stations on the major radio groups Capital Radio, Emap and GWR. No start date has been announced but Evans will also present two shows for BBC Radio 2 over the Easter Bank Holiday.

Kate Sanderson is to present Five News' lunchtime bulletins following the departure of Charlie Stayt, who has quit the channel after nine years.

He is not thought to have another job to go to. Five's news contract passed from ITN to Sky two months ago.

Steve Lamacq will present a new weekday afternoon show on digital radio station BBC 6 Music, starting on 4 April. Andrew Collins is to be presenter of a new Sunday afternoon programme from 10 April and takes over the station's Saturday chart show on 9 April. Lesley Douglas is controller of the station.


BBC Radio 4's weekday lunchtime current affairs programme The World At One has launched a weekly email newsletter. Written by presenter Nick Clarke, it will provide extra coverage on stories featured in the show. Listeners can sign up at has launched a dedicated section with the latest news on international humanitarian crises and relief efforts across the world.

It covers issues including recovery in the tsunami region and conflicts in Sudan. Alisa Bowen is head of

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