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

PRESS
She editor Matthew Line has quit. Having relaunched She last November, he said he wanted 'fresh challenges'. The National Magazine Company editorial director Lindsay Nicholson will oversee the title until a new editor is appointed.

North West Enquirer, a weekly regional newspaper covering North-West England and north Wales, is to launch on 27 April. Editorial includes news, business, jobs, homes and motoring, with the paper producing two supplements a month: Place (on property) and Time, a lifestyle section. The paper's editor is Bob Waterhouse.
 
Alice Kodell, editor of Wedding Day, has been appointed executive fashion editor of Haymarket's Eve magazine. Kodell has also worked for The Sunday Times and Harper's Bazaar in Australia. Meanwhile,
Jo Guy, who previously worked as Marie Claire fashion director, has been made fashion editor.

BBC Top Gear, currently monthly, is to change its frequency to four-weekly, producing an extra issue each year. The 13th issue will be out in December. The editor is Michael Harvey.

Lorna Hall, features editor of fashion trade weekly Drapers, has been promoted to executive editor of the Emap title. She will continue to oversee features. The editor is Josephine Collins.

Ben Chandler, consumer writer on Emap's magazine for drivers of souped-up motors, Redline, has been appointed reviews editor of Future Publishing's Fast Car.

Roger Borrell has started as editor of Archant's county magazine Lancashire Life, and will oversee sister title Lake District Life. Borrell was previously Trinity Mirror's editor-in-chief for the Midlands. He also edited the Lancashire Evening Post.

Alison Tay, deputy star style editor at IPC's celebrity weekly Now has been promoted to star style editor. She will continue to edit Celeb Hair, but will also handle fashion news.

Cath Clarke, deputy editor of style title Another Magazine, has been made editor. The next issue of the biannual title, published by Waddell, is out in September. Jefferson Hack is group editorial director.

BROADCAST
Mary Hockaday, BBC Radio's editor of World Service news and current affairs, will take up the new post of BBC deputy head of radio news at the end of the month. Part of her remit will be to enhance foreign coverage. She reports to Stephen Mitchell, head of radio news.

NEW MEDIA
Ambient Zero has launched Studentbonkers.com, a website aimed at students aged 18 to 25. It will cover topics from food, drink and music to sexual health and self-harm, and plans to establish a research mechanism, called The Research Posse, which will use readers to test student-related products. The editor is Jo Lynn.

Michael Herman is to join Times Online next week as an editor on its law channel. He will cover legal news, as well as giving the legal perspective on general news stories. Herman, currently a reporter on Financial News, will report to Times Online editorial director Peter Bale.

Kalpana Limbachia has been appointed editor of website Pensionsnews.com. The site is due to be launched by the Financial Times in June. Limbachia is a former news editor of Pensions Week.

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