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

PRESS


At the Financial Times, Barney Jopson, currently financial correspondent, is to become East Africa corres­pondent based in Nairobi, Kenya. He will start his role in May and replaces Andrew England, who is now Middle East correspondent based in Cairo. Jopson will be ­repla­ced by Jennifer Hughes, currently on sabbatical.

Louise Jury is now chief arts correspondent for the Eve­ning Standard. She replaces Tom Teodorczuk,who moved to freelance in New York ear­lier this year.

The Scotsman has launched a weekly eight-page section aimed primarily at women. Scotswoman Fiona McCade and Emma Cowing are the regular columnists. Editor is Jackie Hunter, also features editor of the paper.

Amateur Photographer has been redesigned with a greater emphasis on prac­tical photographic infor­mation, more accessible camera reviews and new contributors. Editor is ­Dam­ien Demolder.

Tottenham Hotspur's Official Magazine, Hotspur, has appointed former freelancer Chris Hunt as editor. Hunt replaces Paul Winslow, who returns to freelancing.

Tramp magazine is a social lifestyle magazine set to launch next month. It is aim­ed at ‘affluent, flam­boyant or jetset individuals'. It is also launching a website www.trampmagazine.com. Editor is Sam Enrico Williams.

Matt Hemley, former radio reporter at Broadcast magazine, has joined The Stage as broadcast reporter. He replaces Liz Thomas, who has moved to Broadcast as deputy features editor.

BROADCAST


Roger Wright has been appointed director of the BBC Proms in addition to his current post as controller, BBC Radio 3. He will take on the role in October when Nicholas Kenyon leaves the BBC to become managing director at the Barbican.

Sky News has appointed BBC Sport's head of pres­entation Simon Bug­lione to the new role of crea­tive dir­ector, starting in August. ­Bug­lione will be responsible for the creative vision on all Sky News plat­forms - TV, radio and online.

NEW MEDIA


Sky News has unveiled a new-look website which puts greater emphasis on video clips and breaking news. Sky News networked media editor Steve Bennedik and Sky editorial director online Andrew Hawken are in charge of the changes.

Simon Bucks has also moved over from associate editor of Sky News to associate editor of Sky News Online.

Charlotte Crisp is joining boutique and luxury hotel guide Mr & Mrs Smith in the new role of associate editor on 1 May. Her previous role as assistant editor of NW magazine has yet to be filled.

CosmoGirl! has relaun­ched its website cosmogirl.co.uk. The site is aimed at teenage girls and includes daily celebrity gossip and fashion and beauty features. Web editor is Emma Domin­guez. Others write across both the magazine and the website; Navaz Batli­walla is fashion editor, Sop­hie Ber­esiner is beauty editor and Louise Bennett is acting celebrity editor.

FHM.com acting editor David Moy­nihan has been appointed editor of the site.

Editor Stewart Kirkpatrick is leaving scotsman.com in June to become a digital pub­lishing consultant. His position is yet to be filled.

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

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