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Jacques steps down at Indie

Jacques steps down at Indie



The Independent’s deputy editor Martin Jacques has resigned amid a

further round of senior editorial changes which sees assistant editor

Simon Kelner take over responsibility for features.



Corley in control of ITV factual



Paul Corley has been appointed as ITV’s new controller of network

factual programmes. Currently managing director of Carlton Broadcasting,

he replaces the outgoing Stuart Prebble.



ITC rebuke over products



The Independent Television Commission has rebuked ITV companies LWT,

Meridian and HTV for breaches of ‘undue prominence’ regulations aimed at

preventing product placement on TV programmes.



Times hails on-line success



News International has claimed more than 38,000 readers registered to

use the on-line version of The Times and Sunday Times during the first

week of its launch. The on-line newspapers launched on 7 January as a

free service to Internet users.



Ray performs artistic role



Robin Ray has joined cable arts TV station Performance as its artistic

director. He joins from his previous role as music consultant to

Classic FM, and begins work during a relaunch of the station, bought by

Associated Newspapers 14 months ago.



Yuille to Sunday Business



Mike Yuille, City editor of The Lawyer magazine, is to join soon to

launch weekly business title Sunday Business as legal correspondent.



New marketer for ITVA



The ITV Association has appointed Sam Carter as its marketing manager.

She will begin work at the ITV Network Centre on 26 February, reporting

to ITVA director Barry Cox.



ITN shrugs off strike threat



ITN has hit back at the threat of strike action by technicians and

journalists this week over changes in work contracts. Stewart Purvis,

chief executive of ITN, said any strike action would be resisted and

that programme schedules would go ahead as normal.



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