MEDIA: Smith to edit Revolution as Lord goes to Hong Kong

Revolution, the weekly business title covering digital media, has

promoted Philip Smith to editor.

Currently deputy editor, Smith assumes control next month, heading an

editorial team of 17.

With an ABC figure close to 19,000, Revolution covers all aspects of

digital media, including the internet, interactive TV and mobile


Smith said he had no immediate plans to change the editorial policy of

the title, which changed from monthly to weekly 18 months ago.

Revolution also has a daily online newswire service.

'The market is very different to 12 months ago. My aim is to keep

covering the changes and providing readers with a handle on what is

going on in a relatively new industry,' he said.

Smith joined Revolution as news editor one-and-a-half years ago and has

been deputy editor for the past ten months. He previously worked for

Reed Elsevier on EGI, the online arm of Estates Gazette.

The move follows the announcement that current editor Richard Lord is

moving to Hong Kong to become group editorial director of SCMP

Haymarket, the Asian division of Revolution's UK publisher.

SCMP Haymarket currently publishes three titles: Revolution, PRWeek and


Lord joined Revolution as a reporter in March 1997, prior to its launch,

and has been editor for the past 18 months.

As well as UK and Asian editions, Revolution is also published in the

US. Plans to launch an Australian edition were postponed earlier this


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