Contact book update

Your update on new launches, new hires and developments in the world of print, broadcast and online media.

PRESS
Living & Gardens, a monthly magazine targeting women in their thirties, has launched. In addition to home and garden ideas, editorial will cover travel, recipes and entertaining. Published by Hubert Burda Media, it is edited by ex-Real editor Sian Rees.

Amanda Foran has been made editor of Profile, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations member magazine. She replaces Gro Elin Hansen, who has returned to her native Norway.

Loaded associate editor Andrew Woods has been promoted to deputy editor. Meanwhile, a biannual spin-off from the lads' mag is to launch on 24 March. Fashion Inc will replace former add-on title Loaded Fashion, moving upmarket to target 25 to 45-year-old urban professional men. Fashion Inc editor is Adrian Clark.

Fortnightly internet magazine Web User has relaunched with more news coverage and an advice section called Consumer Champion. The Downloaded section has been redesigned with a full page detailing free downloads. Editor is Andrew Craig.

The Observer arts and media correspondent Alice O'Keeffe is to become arts editor of New Statesman magazine in April.

BROADCAST
Karen O'Connor, editor of BBC2's This World, is to take up the new post of creative director, television current affairs, next month. She reports to George Entwhistle, head of current affairs. Meanwhile, TV newsgathering editor Jon Williams succeeds Jonathan Baker as world news editor on 13 March.
 
Movie Lounge, a weekly film programme, is to launch on Five on 22 February. Presented by Giles Coren, restaurant critic of The Times, the Wednesday night programme will review films and DVDs. The producer is Gavin Claxton.

Anne Gilchrist, CBBC executive editor, independents and events, is to take on the newly created role of creative director for the children's channel. She will be responsible for all content and have editorial control of CBBC online as well as children's output on the BBC's two terrestrial channels.

Andrew Higgie and Dominic Saville are to be executive producers of Channel 4's new weekly music programme The Album Chart Show, which is due to launch in the spring. The Saturday show will feature band performances and interviews as well as a UK album run-down. Niel McCallum is Channel 4 commissioning editor
for music.

NEW MEDIA
Paul Murphy, financial editor of The Guardian, has been made development editor of FT.com. Murphy has been at The Guardian for the past seven years, and has also worked at Sunday Business and The Daily Telegraph.

Giraffe Media has launched weddingideasmagazine.
co.uk, an online version of its bridal title. The site will contain wedding tips and ideas, new products and features on managing the big day. Site editors are Philippa Richards and Sian Richards.

Lifestyle site iVillage.co.uk is to launch a gaming section this month.
The site, aimed at women, has 15 other sections including entertainment, diet, health,  relationships, parenting and beauty. Editor-in-chief is Tracey Williams.

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