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PRESS Matt Tench, sports editor of the Daily Mail for the past six months, is to take up the same position at The Independent. He replaces Paul Newman, who has moved over to features. Before moving to the Mail, Tench edited Observer Sport Monthly.

London’s Evening Standard has made David Taylor executive news editor, Hugh Dougherty assistant news editor and Neil Sawyer night news editor. All report to editor Veronica Wadley.

Dagmar Aalund has been appointed editor of Wall Street Journal Europe’s weekly section Personal Journal. He replaces Mary Romano, who has moved to the WSJ in New York. Aalund’s deputy will be William Westbrook.

The Sunday Telegraph House & Home section editor Anne Cuthbertson has edited a new supplement, out on 18 April, called France and Spain Unlocked. It contains information on how to buy houses abroad.

The Economist Group is to launch Intelligent Life, a lifestyle magazine, on 24 June. It will contain editorial on entertainment, design, travel, sport, politics, motoring, health, business and personal finance. The editor is Nick Valery, former editor of the group’s Technology Quarterly.

Sainsbury’s Magazine has appointed Gillian Rowe as features editor. A former editor of the Daily Mail’s Weekend magazine, she will oversee the Life section.

Fortune senior writer Nelson Schwartz has been promoted to Europe editor of the global business magazine. He joined the title in 1997 and has a brief to cover all European business issues from his London base. He reports to international editor Robert Friedman.

Shape features editor Claire Askew has been made features editor of Company magazine. She replaces Lindsay Frankel, who is now deputy editor, and reports to editor Victoria White.

Emap dance music magazine Mixmag will be run by editorial director Pauline Haldane following the departure of editor Viv Craske, whose position was made redundant. Paul Trynka, editorial director of Mojo and Q, has also left.

Time Style & Design, the biannual spin-off fashion magazine from Time, is increasing frequency to three issues a year. The next issues, overseen by editor Kate Betts, will be out in October and December.


Joe Walsh is to be news editor of Sky News Ireland, responsible for evening bulletins. He was formerly a producer on Today FM. Deputy news editor is Sally O’Herlihy. They report to Sky News Ireland head Steve Bennedik.

BBC Two is launching The Culture Show in the summer. The topical arts programme will run for a minimum of 20 weeks and focus on cultural issues and events. It will be overseen by executive editor George Entwistle.

Anna Martin is to be assistant producer on financial broadcaster CNBC Europe’s morning programme Squawk Box Europe. She comes from the channel’s afternoon show, European Closing Bell.

BBC Three is to double the length of its 7pm news bulletin to 30 minutes from 10 May. Co-presenters on the new show will be Eddie Mair and Tazeen Ahmad.


Anne Eastgate, development director of Granada Learning, is to be responsible for commissioning all editorial on the BBC’s online education project, Digital Curriculum. Eastgate joins as director next month.

Future Publishing’s internet title .net is launching a monthly free magazine called Web Builder on 16 April. Paul Douglas is editor of .net.

Online music video specialist VidZone is to produce a weekly one-hour music show for digital channel Broadband World TV. Material from The VidZone Café will also be broadcast at VidZone chief executive is Adrian Workman.

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