Contact book update

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

PRESS

Dan Gledhill, formerly night editor, is the new executive editor (news) at The Independent. He replaces John Mullin, who is now deputy editor of The Independent on Sunday (PRWeek, 9 Feb). The night editor role is yet to be filled.

Lauretta Roberts is now editor of Emap's Drapers. Previously editor-in-chief of Haymarket Print & Packaging Group, she replaces Josephine Collins, who has been promoted to online editor. The editors of the individual titles in the Haymarket group will absorb Roberts' role.

IPC's VW Camper & Bus magazine has changed frequency from bimonthly to monthly. Editor Ivan McCutcheon also edits sister title VolksWorld.

Deputy editor Lisa Campbell has been promoted to editor of Broadcast magazine. She has been replaced by Emily Booth, whose former position of features editor is yet to be filled.

Millivres Prowler's Gay Times is to be rebadged GT. As well as a more modern look, it boasts a new style and grooming editor, Ian Brown. Editor is Joseph Galliano.


Gay Times: now GT

India's HT Media, in association with The Wall Street Journal, has launched an English-language business paper in Mumbai and New Delhi. Mint delivers global and regional business and economic news from Monday to Saturday. It is edited by Raju Narisetti, ex-deputy managing editor and European editor of the WSJ.

Jonathan Dean has been promoted from staff writer to news editor of Future Publishing's Total Film. He replaces Jonathan Crocker, who has become alpha male editor at Men's Health.

London Essence Magazine is to launch later this year. The bimonthly magazine is aimed at European visitors to London. The website, www.londonessence.com , will go live in April. The print version will be distributed in international airports and London tourist venues. Editor is Caroline Dubanchet.

Catherine Belton is the new Moscow correspondent at the Financial Times. Previously a staff writer, she replaces Arkady Ostrovsky.

Dennis Publishing's monthly sports gambling magazine Inside Edge has changed its name to Inside Poker. Editor is Alun Bowden.

Samantha Baden has joined TNT as news editor. Previously senior reporter at Australian Associated Press, she replaces Ainsley Thomson. Amelia Bentley has joined as staff writer, covering recruitment and investment news.

BROADCAST

Paul Sylvester, previously head of special projects, has been appointed as content manager for Chrysalis radio, which broadcasts LBC 97.3FM, Heart FM and Galaxy FM.

BBC Radio Humberside is to launch a phone-in sports talk show on weekday evenings from 6.30-7.30pm, co-hosted by sports editor David Burns.

NEW MEDIA

Free weekly Boyz magazine has unveiled a separate offering at theboyz­blog.com. Stephen Unwin, who currently edits the print title, is also editing the new site.

WeddingTV has launched an interactive website that allows subscribers to upload and download content. Martha Parker is web editor of weddingtv.com.

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

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