Julian Coman, Washington correspondent of The Sunday Telegraph, has been made deputy foreign editor of The Independent. Meanwhile, The Daily Telegraph’s Sam Wallace is to join The Independent sports desk as football correspondent.
Duncan Hamilton, deputy editor of the Yorkshire Post, has become acting editor following the resignation of Rachael Campey after 18 months in the role. It is not known where Campey is going.
John McLellan is to edit the Edinburgh Evening News. The former editor of Scotland on Sunday replaces Ian Stewart, now deputy editor of The Scotsman.
Chris McLaughlin is to edit Tribune, the left-wing political magazine. Formerly political editor of the Sunday Mirror, McLaughlin replaces Mark Seddon.
BBC Gardeners’ World has appointed Harriet Smith as features editor. Smith, the former editor of BBC Music magazine, will report to editor Adam Pasco.
The Financial Times has launched a quarterly property magazine, In Residence. The glossy will concentrate on how people live, ranging from the council house market to elite developments. Editor is John Lloyd.
Future Publishing has launched a monthly hobby magazine, PaperCraft Inspirations. Aimed at 35 to 55-year-old women, it contains features and tips. Editor is Debora Bradley.
Channel 4’s daily lunchtime news bulletin News At Noon is set to boost coverage of business and finance news following a two-year extension of its broadcast contract to 2006. It is presented by Krishnan
Guru-Murthy. Channel 4 head of news and current affairs is Dorothy Byrne.
Mara Lee is to present a ten-part series on parenting for ITV’s This Morning. Lee, who will continue as editor of Practical Parenting magazine, will look at pre-school children’s lives.
Mark Damazer, deputy director of BBC News, has been made controller of BBC Radio 4 and BBC 7. He reports to Jenny Abramsky, director of radio and music. Damazer replaces Helen Boaden, who is now director of BBC News.
Sky’s online operation has launched a showbusiness website – sky.com/showbiz – that will generate original content as well as taking content from the Sky Movies and Sky One sites. Editorial will include celebrity news and entertainment features. Suzanne Locke is online showbiz editor.
Asha Oberoi has been appointed by The Press Association to the
newly created role of head of multimedia editorial. She joins at the start of this month, reporting to editorial director Tony Watson. Oberoi was formerly at RealNetworks, where she oversaw consumer broadband video services in the UK and Europe.
John Houlihan has been made editor of Future Publishing’s London-based site computerandvideogames.com (CVG), while former CVG magazine news editor Graeme Boyd is to take on the news editor
role at the web portal. They report to Julie Stuckes, head of new media.
The London Evening Standard is to launch the London Music Network,
an online service at bigtime.tv/lmn that allows listeners to hear new bands using a code that will be published in the paper each Thursday. David Smyth is chief pop music critic at the paper.
Jonathan Noble has been made Formula 1 news editor of motor sport website autosport.com. He was previously grand prix editor of Haymarket stablemate Autosport.