The Beeb, 'Independent' and 'Radar' 2006

Consumers Union announces plans to launch ShopSmart, an ad-free women's shopping magazine

Consumers Union announces plans to launch ShopSmart, an ad-free women's shopping magazine

Washington Post reporter Nelson Hernandez shoots a video of an ambush in Iraq, which appears on the paper's Web site

The Independent enlists U2's Bono as a guest editor for an issue last week, with contributions by Nelson Mandela, Condoleezza Rice, and Bob Geldof

Downs

BBC puts a man who was interviewing for an accountant's job at its offices on-air in a live interview, mistaking him for an IT expert

Maer Roshan is reportedly giving Radar another go; the online version will relaunch first, although he's still scrounging for investors for print

Joe Francis, founder of the Girls Gone Wild  franchise, is reportedly in talks to purchase the US assets of Dennis Publishing

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