Media Relations: Contact Book Update

PRESS

The Financial Times' technology report, FT IT Review, is to relaunch as FT Digital Business in September (see p13). As well as tech business, it will focus on the IT and telecoms industries and will include two new features: a comment page and a focus on personal technology with a business slant. Editor is Ben Hunt. Meanwhile John Thornhill has been made FT European edition editor, based in Paris.

Raju Narisetti is to succeed Fred Kempe as editor of the Wall Street Journal Europe on 1 September, while Matthew Kaminski has been named editorial page editor, replacing Brian Carney who is returning to the WSJ in the US. The paper is to go compact on 17 October.

Future Entertainment has made Jamie Sefton editor of long-running PC games magazine PC Zone. Formerly associate editor, he replaces Dave Woods who is leaving Future after overseeing the redesign of the title. The new-look PC Zone is out on 18 August.

Sarah Hart has been made editor of Emap Esprit's Pregnancy & Birth. The former deputy editor of Slimming magazine, Hart has just returned from maternity leave herself. The magazine's editorial includes health news and advice, fashion and consumer information for mums-to-be.

Martin Bright, home affairs editor of The Observer, is to join New Statesman as political editor. He will report to editor John Kampfner. Meanwhile, Peter Wilby, the magazine's former editor, will be writing a weekly media column and Amanda Platell will have a weekly column on the inside back page.

Louise Court has been promoted to editor-in-chief for the ACP-NatMag portfolio. Her former role at the company as editor of Best magazine will be taken by her deputy, Michelle Hather, who has been on the title for six years. Associate editor Andrew Fleming has been promoted to Hather's role. Best redesigned last month.

BROADCAST

Roger Mosey, BBC head of TV news since 2000, has been made BBC director of sport following Peter Salmon's departure. Mosey is a former controller of BBC Radio Five Live and editor of Radio 4's Today programme.

David Kerr, head of sport at Channel 4, is to become UK director of broadcast for Eurosport. Kerr, who spent five years at Channel 4, will oversee programming, production and promotions for the channel.

Andrew Robson, deputy programme director of East Midlands radio station Century 106, has been made programme director of West Midlands commercial radio station 100.7 Heart FM. He starts in September. Elsewhere on the Chrysalis Radio network, Mike Cass has been promoted to Galaxy brand programme director.

NEW MEDIA

BBC Top Gear Magazine's website, topgear.com, has relaunched with increased motoring news coverage and entertainment content, such as video clips. Duncan Swain is editor-in-chief for new media at BBC Magazines.

Surrey-based B2B publisher Reed Business Information has launched RBI Digital Media, an online network that aggregates the traffic generated by its group of 23 websites, which include NewScientist.com, ComputerWeekly.com and PersonnelToday.com. RBI Digital Media is overseen by director Leon Clifford.

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