The Daily Telegraph sees a brace of appointments, with Rebecca Smith joining as medical editor, following a three-year stint as health editor at the Evening Standard. Smith replaces Celia Hall, who is leaving to join Santé Communications in April (PRWeek, 2 Feb). Evening Standard crime correspondent Richard Edwards joins as reporter.
Conquest Business Media has launched a magazine entitled The BoardRoom. Regular columnists include Sunday Times economics editor David Smith, Daily Mail political diarist Quentin Letts, and Mail on Sunday personal finance writer Tony Hetherington. The editor is Victoria Hammond.
ITP Consumer Publishing and Hearst Magazines International have launched a Middle East edition of Harper’s Bazaar. The monthly magazine will be distributed in the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman. It targets affluent Arab and expatriate women aged 20 to 45 years. Editor-in-chief is former Grazia editor Rachel Sharp.
Wallpaper* magazine has promoted creative director Tony Chambers to editor-in-chief, replacing Jeremy Langmead, who moves to Esquire as editor (PRWeek, 24 Nov 2006). Chambers joins on 26 March.
Emap has appointed Lauren Libbert as editor of NW Magazine, following Helen Johnston’s imminent move to Now (PRWeek, 2 February). Libbert, most recently editor of Top Santé, is on maternity leave. She joins NW in May.
Panini’s Mizz magazine has hired Karen Brown as editor, and Julie Scott as deputy editor. They replace Leslie Sinoway and Jo Mellor, who have moved to Bliss – also published by Panini.
Online casino 888.com has launched a bi-annual consumer mag called Eight. It will include news, reviews and strategic hints and tips on casino and poker. The editor is Graham Verdon.
Sovereign Publications has launched a magazine on behalf of the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) called Women’s Health Today. The editor is Deanna Wilson.
Merricks Media’s French Magazine is to launch a health and beauty section featuring French beauty products, fashion and treatments. The production editor is Chloe Anderson.
Martha Kearney is to become the main presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The World At One in April. She is currently political editor and a presenter on BBC 2’s Newsnight and Newsnight Review, and Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.
Meanwhile, Shaun Ley is to become the main presenter of The World This Weekend and will present The World At One on Fridays. They both replace veteran presenter Nick Clarke, who died last year.
The Telegraph Media Group has launched The Business Show, a lunchtime online business briefing. Airing from Monday to Friday, it focuses on Britain’s economy and markets, and will provide analysis on business news. It is presented by The Daily Telegraph City editor Damian Reece, and The Sunday Telegraph City editor Dan Roberts.
The News of the World has unveiled a mobile edition that breaks stories on Saturday evenings. Subscribers download a small application to their handset. Bill Akass is assistant editor (digital).