MacAskill to join Guardian
Ewen MacAskill, currently political editor of the Scotsman, has been
appointed to the new position of chief political correspondent at the
Guardian and will join the newspaper in the autumn. He will be number
two to political editor Michael White.
Restructuring for directors
The Institute of Directors is not ruling out the possibility of its
magazine Director becoming a news stand title as part of an overall
restructuring of its commercial activities. A managing director for the
IoD Enterprises division is expected to be appointed soon, who will have
to hire a new editor for Director to replace Stuart Rock who is starting
his own publishing company.
Brannan takes Ceefax post
Paul Brannan has joined the BBC’s Ceefax as deputy editor. He was
formerly deputy editor at PA’s teletext service.
UK News breaks into showbiz
National news agency UK News has launched a new showbiz features service
called UK TV News, to serve regional newspapers.
Fitzpatrick goes Interactive
The Interactive Channel has hired Tony Fitzpatrick as controller of
marketing. He was formerly chief executive of the now defunct agency the
Five fined by Radio Authority
The Radio Authority has fined five Independent Local Radio stations -
Scot FM, 96.6 FM Classic Hits, Choice FM, 2CR and Fortune for breaches
of its code.
Rainbow TV coming to UK
US entertainment and lifestyle TV channel for gays, Rainbow TV Network,
is to launch in the UK in 1997.
Kimber to edit the Engineer
Miller Freeman Technical has appointed Adele Kimber as editor of the
Engineer. She is a former editor of Personnel Today.
UAP to become Flextech TV
United Artist’s Programming (UAP ), the programming management arm of UK
cable and satellite group Flextech is changing its name to Flextech
Television from 1 July.