CONTACT BOOK UPDATE - 28.06.07

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

PRESS


Kam Patel, deputy editor of the hemscott.com financial news website, is leaving next month to join City AM as web editor.

Danielle Hine will be covering the role of celebrity editor at Cosmopolitan following Lianne Ludlow’s departure. Rosie Mullender will cover film and DVD reviews, while Tracy Ramsden will deal with TV and music reviews.

The Daily Mirror’s Caroline Hedley has been posted to Los Angeles. She remains part of the 3am gossip team with Eva Simpson.

Jessica Cargill Thompson has left her role as deputy editor of Time Out. She will be replaced by Rachel Halliburton, who was deputy theatre editor.

RBI’s Personnel Today magazine has hired Helen McCormick as acting features editor, on secondment from her role as deputy features editor at Contract Journal.

Closer editor and First editorial director Jane Johnson is to join the News of the World as deputy editor and editorial director of its Sunday magazine.

Glenn Rowswell has been promoted from staff writer to online editor of Future Publishing’s Fast Car mag.

Christine Seib has been app­ointed banking corres­pon­dent at The Times foll­owing Nick Hasell’s move to become Tempus editor.

Lindsay Frankel is the new features director at Red magazine. She joins this month from Company, where she was deputy editor.

Warwick Ashford
has started at RBI’s Computer Weekly as chief reporter. Ashford was previously managing editor at ITWeb.

BROADCAST


Clare Lyons is the new planning producer at BBC World News.

TFM / Magic 1170 News has hired Hayley Brewer as news editor. She previously held the same role at Northants 96FM.

Simply Media has launched a digital entertainment and lifestyle channel for women, www.simply.tv.

The BBC World Service has hired Gwyneth Williams as director of English networks and news. Williams moves from her role as head of current affairs and editor of the BBC Reith Lectures.

ONLINE

The London Visitor magazine, an independent monthly guide for overseas and domestic visitors to London, has launched a new website: www.thelondonvisitor.com.

Victoria Howley is the new M&A reporter for Dow Jones Newswires in EMEA, replacing Michael Wang.

IPC Southbank’s new online homes portal www.housetohome.co.uk has appointed David Gadd as editor. Gadd was formerly a senior manager at AOL UK.

The Times Online has launched two new blogs.

The first, Faith Central, is written by Libby Purves and focuses on religion. The Times’ Asian business editor Leo Lewis writes the second, Urban Dirt, which focuses on Asian financial markets.

Mike Roberts has nowjoined Warners Group Publications as editor of the company’s outdoor leisure website www.outandaboutlive.co.uk.


Compiled by Clare O’Connor -
clare.o’connor@haymarket.com & sponsored by PR Newswire

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