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

PRESS
The Guardian's European editor Nick Watt is to return to London in the new year in a senior reporter role. Ian Traynor, currently central and south-east Europe correspondent, will move from Zagreb to Brussels to replace him. Kate Connolly, The Daily Telegraph's Berlin correspondent, is to take the same role at The Guardian, replacing Luke Harding, who moves to Moscow to cover the former Soviet countries.

TNT Magazine has recruited Amanda Tomlinson to the new position of special projects editor. Tomlinson has recently relocated from Australia, where she worked on a regional daily.

Time Out has launched a Kiev version of its magazine, edited by Timur Dorofeev.

The Daily Star has appointed Lizzi Hosking as features editor. Hosking was previously editor-at-large for Emap's More.

Blue Publishing has launched a free monthly nightlife magazine for students of London University. Written by students, Blue4U features reviews and listings for restaurants, bars, gigs and clubs. The editor is Robin Pattinson.

Emily Cook has joined the Daily Mirror as health correspondent. She was previously health reporter at the Daily Mail.

Marie-Claire Dorking has been promoted to deputy features editor at NatMags' Company. Her former role, as senior features writer, has been filled by Tiffany Wright, a former freelancer.

BROADCAST
Carolyn Quinn is to present BBC Radio 4's Westminster Hour on Sunday evenings, starting on 14 January. She will continue to present the Today and PM programmes.

Nicholas Owen, who has presented ITN's major news bulletins for the past ten years - including Channel Four News, News at Ten and ITV's daily lunchtime news - is to join BBC News 24 in early 2007.

Jeremy Vine will be the main presenter on Panorama when the BBC1 show returns to its Monday 8.30pm slot in January. He will introduce each edition, report and narrate on films and conduct interviews. He will continue to present Radio 2's lunchtime show, The Jeremy Vine Show.

Digital radio station Gaydar Radio has adopted the tag-line ‘Passionate about music' as it seeks a more youthful, upbeat image. Programme controller Robin Crowley is in charge of editorial content.

NEW MEDIA
The New Statesman's online presence - newstatesman.com - has been relaunched. It is now free, and features a fortnightly offering from Mark Thomas on human rights called ‘Human Writes', a weekly blog by Sian Berry on the environment, and advice from new agony aunt Marina Pepper. It will also include a ‘blogo-soap' by Jonathan Dawson, from Findhorn, an ­eco-village in Scotland. Ben Davies is online editor.

Tim Weber has resumed his role as business news editor on the BBC News website, after four months at BBC News Interactive. Steve Schifferes, who was acting business news editor, is now a senior broadcast journalist.

Design Week has revamped designweek.co.uk. Updated daily with news and jobs, it will give users access to the magazine's archives. Magazine editor Lynda Relph Knight will also edit the website.

Compiled by Kate Magee E kate.magee@haynet.com & sponsored by PR Newswire

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