Media Relations: Contact Book Update

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Julian Glover and Tania Branigan have been made political correspondents of The Guardian. Glover, who was assistant news editor (politics) of the paper, is replaced by Guardian Unlimited politics editor Tom Happold. Three other correspondents have been appointed: Andrew Culf (sport), Sarah Hall (health) and James Meikle (rural affairs - a newly created role).

An expanded version of The Times' supplement The Knowledge, a London listings guide, is to launch nationally this Saturday. It will now be an arts and entertainment magazine, edited by Dominic Wells, with extra information available at Times Online. Another new supplement, Books, is edited by literary editor Erica Wagner.

Jessica Callan, founding member of the Daily Mirror's 3am showbiz column, is leaving the paper in September to go travelling. No replacement has been announced. Daily Mirror editor is Richard Wallace.

The London Evening Standard's features editor Liz Jones is to be the paper's chief features interviewer. She is replaced by travel editor Simon Davis, although he will retain responsibility for the Friday travel section. Travel writer Alison Tyler has been made assistant travel editor. Jones takes over the star interviewer slot from Lucy Cavendish.

Supply Network, a bimonthly B2B magazine for managers in the FMCG sector, has been launched by Norwich-based Regatta Media. Editorial will cover IT solutions, packaging, transport and logistics. Editor is Aedan Kernan.

B magazine has launched a fashion and beauty section, Style Fix. The new pages contain reviews of high street products and practical tips for readers. Sally Dixon has been promoted to fashion editor, replacing Hilary Owen who has gone freelance. Editor is Nina Ahmad.

Bernie Herlihy has been appointed editor of the BBC's Homes & Antiques magazine. The former editorial director of Publicis Blueprint joins next week, replacing Mary Carroll who has gone freelance.

BROADCAST

BBC black music digital radio station 1Xtra is revamping its broadcast schedule from 1 August. Nesha will move from her 3pm weekday slot to noon, with former co-host G Money now presenting news strand TX Unlimited with Charlene White at 2pm. Willber Willberforce is programmes editor.

Channel 4 is to launch a quiz TV channel, which will encourage viewers to phone in to win prizes, before the end of 2005. The as yet unnamed venture will be overseen by Andy Duncan, chief executive of Channel 4.

NEW MEDIA

Simon Targett, features editor of the Financial Times, has been made editor of FT.com. He replaces Tracey Corrigan who is now joint news editor of the paper. Chrystia Freeland has been made editor of FT electronic services in addition to her current role as the paper's deputy editor.

Handbag.com has launched two email newsletters covering celebrity gossip and how to start a business. The women's portal already puts out a weekly email newsletter and has plans for more, which will cover exercise, relationships and beauty. Site editor is Debbie Djordjevic.

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