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

PRESS


The Northern and Shell-owned The Daily Express and its Sunday version are the latest national news­papers to overhaul their web­sites. The sites now have a ded­icated team of repor­ters brea­king news 24 hours a day. Online editor is Geoff Marsh.

Aditya Chakrabortty has ­joi­ned The Guardian as econ­omics leader writer. He was previously senior pro­ducer for Newsnight and 10 o'clock news at the BBC. He replaces Richard Adams.

Helen Kirkpatrick has joined NatMag's Cosmopolitan as commissioning editor. She replaces Suzy Cox, who is now commissioning editor at Grazia. Kirkpatrick was previously senior writer at Top Sante, a position that is yet to be filled.

Olie Arnold has been app­ointed style editor of Nat­Mag's Men's Health maga­zine. He replaces David Waters, who is going free­lance. Arnold has been free­lancing since last summer and was fashion editor at FHM before that.

Michael Wright has been appointed news editor at Haymarket's Stuff maga­zine. He replaces Will Findlater, who was pro­m­oted to commissioning editor earlier this year. Wright was previo­usly ass­istant editor of Pensions World. He has been replaced by Helen Verrell, former staff writer.

IPC's What Digital Camera has relaunched following its merger with What Camera?. With a new look and size, new sections include a 32-page buyer's guide, a comm­unity section and new lens and accessories tests. Editor is Nigel Atherton.

Former freelancer Hannah Adams has joined Psycho­logies as beauty director. She replaces Delphine Lamandé -Frearson who is now free­lancing.

Monthly Institutional Investor magazine has relaunched. New sections include finance and people news, Editor is Michael Carroll.

BROADCAST


Michael Crick has been promoted to political editor on BBC Two's Newsnight. He replaces Martha Kear­ney, who will become the main presenter on BBC Radio 4's The World At One next month (PRWeek, 16 March). Peter Barron remains Newsnight editor.

Steve Lamacq joins BBC Radio 2 to present a weekly show focusing on emerging artists on Wednesday nights, broadcast from 11.30pm - 12.30am. Lamacq will continue to present on BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 1.

Caroline Feraday
is now a reporter at BBC South East Today.

NEW MEDIA


Camilla McPhie has been appointed editor of GQ.com and GQStyle.com. She was previously chief sub-editor at the magazine and replaces Maria Milano, who is now website editor of InStyle (PRWeek, 2 February).

James Major
is now sports editor at Times Online. He was previously assistant sports editor at The Times. He replaces Robert Galster, who is now in charge of fan­tasy football for The Times.

NatMags has launched a weekly online magazine called Jellyfish targeting teenage girls. Jellyfishmag.com comes out on Tuesdays and features celebrity gossip, fashion and competitions. Editor is Celia Duncan, cele­brity editor is Dan Cleeve and Bella Binns is fashion and beauty editor. Duncan was previously editor of Cosmo­Girl. Laurel Ives is currently acting editor.

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

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