Media Relations: Contact Book Update

PRESS

Lisa Burrow has left her role as acting editor of IPC's Woman to become deputy editor at Emap's celebrity magazine Closer. Burrow replaces Louise Oswald, who is now deputy editor at US gossip magazine The National Enquirer, and reports to Closer editor Jane Johnson.

Joanne O'Connor and Alasdair Whyte - respectively deputy editor and group editor/publisher of Euromoney's Asset Finance magazine - are working on the launch of Health Finance International. The new mag will cover the fast-growing health finance market when it launches later this year.

NatMags' Good Housekeeping has taken on Lizanne Davies as fashion director ahead of the relaunch of its fashion pages next month. She was formerly fashion director at Emap's New Woman. Her CV also includes a stint as fashion editor at high-end glossy Cosmopolitan. She reports to Good Housekeeping editor-in-chief Lindsay Nicholson.

Jo Carnegie has been promoted from features editor to deputy editor at Emap celeb title Heat, filling a role left vacant by Julian Linley's move into new title development (PRWeek, 1 July).

Sheena Harvey is leaving her role as deputy editor of IPC's Chat to edit Woman's Weekly from next week. She replaces Gilly Sinclair, who left Woman's Weekly to be editor of Chat in June.

Emap's Materials Recycling Week deputy editor Paul Sanderson has been promoted to editor. He assumes day-to-day responsibilities for the production of the recycling and waste management weekly, its website and bi-monthly title Vehicles & Plant Technology.

BROADCAST

ITV News editor Ben Rayner has promoted three of his team, to take effect from next month. Assistant editor Matt Walsh will become deputy editor, with his current position being taken by senior programme editor Harry Gibson. Breakfast programme editor Debora Gorbutt will take over as senior programme editor.

Steve Taylor has left Virgin Radio and joined Emap Radio as creative commercial director. During ten years at Virgin, he was most recently station manager, and previously worked as group enterprise director. His brief at Emap Radio is to deliver sponsorship, promotions and other non-traditional revenue streams. Taylor now reports to the group managing director of Emap Radio, Dee Ford.

NEW MEDIA

Northern & Shell internet development controller Farzad Jamal has been put in charge of Richard Desmond's news and gossip site Dailysnack.com. The portal is to run stories from Northern & Shell titles the Daily Express, the Daily Star and OK!, and will offer DVD rentals, restaurant and entertainment bookings, as well as ringtone and music downloads.

British Medical Journal editor Glyn Elwyn is also editing www.saferhealthcare.org.uk - a website aimed at improving patient safety by targeting health professionals.

The site is run by a partnership of the National Patient Safety Agency, the BMJ Publishing Group, and the US-based Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

The BMJ is hoping it will become a 'valued source of peer-reviewed tools and information to help practitioners make changes in their organisations'.

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