Media Relations: Contact Book Update

PRESS

The Financial Times has appointed financial editor Deborah Hargreaves and FT.com editor Tracy Corrigan as joint news editors - the first time the role has been split at the paper. They replace Ed Carr, who is moving to The Economist, and will oversee the news operation in print and online. Editor is Andrew Gowers.

Andrew Craig, deputy editor of the IPC internet magazine Web User, has been promoted to editor. He replaces Richard Clark, who is now editor of stablemate TV easy. Craig has been with Web User since its launch four years ago and is also managing editor of webuser.co.uk.

Emap Construct has launched QS Week, a controlled circulation business title which will go to 20,000 quantity surveyors. Editorial includes news, features, interviews and sector-specific analysis of topics such as the private finance initiative. Consultant editor is Lee Mallet, former editor of Building Design.

Cream, a quarterly magazine for the creative media industries, launched this week. Designed to act as a desktop reference guide for creatives, it features brand marketing ideas, deals, listings and case studies. The publisher is London-based C Squared Communications. Editor is Alastair Ray.

Simon Collis has been made editor of IPC's Motor Boats Monthly. Currently editor of Motor Caravan magazine, he replaces Hugo Andrae, who is now editor of Motor Boats & Yachting. Collis' role is taken by Helen Avery, who is currently deputy editor of Caravan Magazine.

Wendy Granditer, deputy editor of Hachette Filipacchi UK's weekly soap title Inside Soap, has joined women's magazine Reveal as assistant editor. Her role has been taken by Inside Soap deputy chief sub-editor Gary Gillatt, who has also worked on Dr Who Magazine and TV Hits! Editor is Steven Murphy.

Future Publishing is to launch a magazine aimed at readers who like to modify their Japanese brand of car. Out next week, J-Tuner will include test drives and modification projects. Steve Chalmers, former editor of Fast Car, is to edit the title.

GolfPunk, the magazine for young, city-dwelling golf enthusiasts, has gone monthly. Launched in April 2004 as a bimonthly, the title's editor is Tim Southwell. The magazine is published by Brighton-based KYN Publishing. (Analysis, p14) BROADCAST

Katie Taylor is to take up the newly-created post of executive editor of BBC comedy entertainment. Currently Channel 4 comedy and entertainment commissioning editor, she will report to entertainment commissioning controller Jane Lush.

Des Lynam is to present a weekday evening show from 7pm on BBC Radio Five Live during the Wimbledon tennis championship in June. Jonathan Wall is editor of the station's two-week coverage of the event.

SubTV, the campus-based channel in 85 UK universities, is expanding its network to reach 20 more sites from the summer. Programming is a mix of fashion, music, sports and gaming. Editorial is overseen by creative director John Kingdon.

NEW MEDIA

Reuters has launched a free mobile news service offering the top ten news stories from around the world to users in the UK and the US. Pictures accompany the text. The service is activated via mobile.reuters.co.uk on the phone's internet browser and is overseen by Stephen Smyth, vice president of Reuters Media.

Classified ad paper Loot is launching a service offering cut-price downloads of albums and singles through its website Loot.com. In a tie-up with online music specialist Wippit, the service will be available at a standalone microsite, Loottunes.com. Paul Myers is editorial director of Wippit.

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