Contact book update

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

PRESS

City AM has appointed former Independent business news editor David Hellier as news editor. Hellier, who starts on 1 October, has worked at London's Evening Standard and the Daily Express. He replaces Michael Glackin.

Publishing firm Sport Media and Strategy is launching its free weekly standalone magazine, titled Sport, on Friday (29 Sep). Already a success in France, it targets 18 to 40-year-old men and will be distributed on Friday mornings at train stations, gyms, major company HQs and on British Airways, Virgin and BMI flights. Simon Caney is the title's editor-in-chief.

IPC SouthBank's Marie Claire is to get a new look from its November issue, which goes on sale from 5 October. It aims to be more ‘grown-up, elegant and sophisticated' to better appeal to its target of 30-something affluent
women. ‘The Shops' section has rebranded and doubled in size, features will be more visually striking, and Janet Street-Porter will undertake celebrity interviews. The editor is Marie O'Riordan.

HMV, in partnership with Future Plus, is to launch an in-store games magazine on Friday (29 Sep). HMV Games will be available in HMV's 230 UK and Ireland stores, and is to be published every two to three months. The editor is Alex Cooke

Michael Harris has been promoted to editor of IPC Country and Leisure Media's Golf Monthly. Formerly deputy editor, Harris has also worked at Men's Health. He takes up the role on 1 November, replacing Jane Carter, who left to pursue a career in ‘golf consultancy'.

The Spectator has unveiled four staff changes: Rachel Johnson, sister of Boris, becomes contributing editor; Topaz Amoore, formerly The Sunday Telegraph's assistant editor, is also a contributing editor; Deborah Ross has extended her remit to include film reviews, as well as restaur­ants; and Toby Young, form­erly theatre critic, has been made associate editor.

BROADCAST

Sky News has appointed political correspondent Paul Bromley to the new role of viewers' editor. He will relate readers' comments and opinions sent in by email and text, and write a weekly article for sky.com/news, highlighting viewers' opinions.

EuroNews has appointed two new deputy chief editors: Christiane Sahl is to become deputy chief editor of news, joining from n-tv, a Berlin-based news channel. Corantine Guillot, previously head of magazines, has been promoted to deputy chief editor of magazines.

NEW MEDIA

News International's Times Online has revamped its travel section. It now offers readers holiday-booking advice, flights, hotels, weather and currency information. Timesonline.co.uk/travel will also include content from Times travel columnists Michael Palin, Dom Joly and Bel Mooney. The online travel editor is Steve Keenan.

Condé Nast's Vogue has launched an online TV channel, available at vogue.com. It will feature comment from Vogue editors direct from global fashion shows, exclusive footage of shows and backstage interviews. The editor of vogue.com is Dolly Jones, while head of video and photography is Nicole Frankel.

Compiled by Kate Mageekate.magee@haynet.com & sponsored by PR Newswire

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