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

PRESS

Francis Elliott is leaving the Independent on Sunday to join The Times as chief political correspondent. He replaces Anthony Browne, who is leaving to be a director of parliamentary think-tank Policy Exchange.

The Independent's foreign editor Leonard Doyle is moving to Washington to become US editor. He will be replaced by Katherine Butler, who is currently associate editor (comment). Butler will be replaced by deputy literary editor Christina Patterson.

Giles Hattersley has been appointed editor at Emap men's monthly Arena and editor-in-chief at Arena Homme Plus. He was previously chief interviewer at The Sunday Times. Paul Croughton, who has been acting editor for a month, returns to his previous role as deputy editor.

A weekly glossy for affluent Londoners has launched. So London focuses on the arts, property, philanthropy and auctions. It is published by So London. The editor is Christena Appleyard.

Nicole Mowbray is to join Femail at the Daily Mail as commissioning editor next month. She is currently seAnior writer at Cosmopolitan.

Deputy features editor Carrie Buckle has been promoted to features editor of The National Magazine Company's Prima. She replaces Ruth Tierney, who is leaving to go freelance.

Hamish Rutherford
has become City correspondent at The Scotsman. He was previously working in the Edinburgh office as a business reporter. He replaces John Bowker, who moved to Reuters as small-business correspondent last year.

IPC's Woman&Home has appointed former freelancer Jo Glanville-Blackburn to the new role of beauty editor. Associate editor Lynn Cardy has been promoted to associate editor, beauty and lifestyle.

Lucy Moore has become features editor of Good Housekeeping. She had been acting features editor since last June. Former features editor Emma Creamer is returning from maternity leave as associate features editor. Features writer Ellie O'Mahoney has been promoted to deputy features editor.

BROADCAST

Starting on 2 April, Shaun Keaveny is to present BBC 6 Music's weekday breakfast show from 7am-10am. He replaces Phill Jupitus.

Sarah Walker
and James Jolly are to present a new weekday morning show on BBC Radio 3. Classical Collection, broadcast from 10am-12pm, will discuss contemporary and historic recordings of classical music. It starts on 2 April.

NEW MEDIA

Mark King, acting deputy editor of Money Observer, is leaving next month to become online editor of Guardian Weekly. Moira O'Neill is returning from maternity leave to resume her deputy editor role.

IPC Media's Country Life has redesigned its website with extended content. www.countrylife.co.uk now features an expanded search facility for international property, housekeeping tips, blogs and county guides. Editor is Arabella Youens.

Manchester Evening News has redesigned its website, www.manchester­evening­news.co.uk, featuring improvements to navigation and its search engine. The editor of the website is Sarah Hartley.


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

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