The Herald, Glasgow's 100,000-selling daily paper is placing more
emphasis on features with the introduction of a fresh section and extra
Cate Devine, who has edited The Herald's Saturday Magazine since its
launch in October 1997, takes over as the main paper's features editor
at the end of April. Incumbent Drew Allan is leaving, although his plans
The move is part of editor Mark Douglas-Home's aim to put his stamp on
The Herald after taking over last October. 'We have a big and strong
news team but we will be providing more of a features heart to the
paper,' he said.
The as yet unnamed section in the main paper will be overseen by Fiona
Russell, formerly at The Daily Record. 'It will be in the features
arena,' Douglas-Home confirmed.
Kathleen Morgan, currently at sister title The Sunday Herald as editor
of its own magazine, has been poached to take Devine's place - much to
the irritation of Sunday Herald editor Andrew Jaspan. 'I didn't find it
hugely helpful. She has an approach I have approved of and encouraged,'
Deputy magazine editor Jane Wright is in the frame for Morgan's job,
although it has also been advertised externally. Morgan moves across at
the end of May.
The move suggests Douglas-Home is keen to change the direction of the
Saturday Magazine to reach a younger audience, Jaspan said. The Sunday
magazine has a readership which is predominantly aged under 45.
The Saturday magazine, which has a higher circulation, is a full-colour
A3 tabloid supplement, containing a mixture of local and national news
features and lifestyle content such as fashion, beauty, gardening and
The Sunday magazine is an A4 glossy. Both magazines may be reviewed
under their latest editors. The Sunday Herald launched two years ago.