Antonville Publishers has relaunched its flagship student title Fresh Direction as FD. Published three times a year at the start of each term, it features fashion, entertainment, health and beauty pages, as well as listings. Publisher is Paul Russell.
The Daily Telegraph is to provide content for Ultratravel, a luxury-travel magazine that will be distributed with the paper in London and the South-East on 13 November. Editor is Graham Boynton, the paper’s group travel editor.
IPC magazine Web User has relaunched with three new sections – Instant Expert (a software guide) and Web User Essentials (for products and services). Downloaded, which launched online in July as a guide to music, film, TV and games, will also appear in print. Editor is Richard Clark.
Graham Barlow has been made editor of Future Publishing’s MacFormat. He replaces Rachel Spooner, who will head Future’s internal comms team. Barlow was formerly editor of stablemate Internet & Broadband Advisor.
Chris Giles has been appointed Financial Times economics editor while Dan Bogler has become head of the paper’s Lex column. Giles has recently been working for Ofcom and replaces Ed Crooks, now UK news editor. Bogler was previously Asian news editor of the paper.
Westside Communications has launched Urban Life, a subscription magazine for Londoners covering fashion, health, beauty and travel. Aimed at 20 to 50-year-olds, its editor-in-chief is Ataur Rahman.
Style magazine Dazed & Confused has launched T, a biannual glossy publication looking at music. The title, which has been designed to resemble a ten-inch record, will feature a range of artists. Editor is Callum McGeoch.
Living TV is to launch a service that will feature reality shows and real-life stories. Living TV2 is planned for the end of this year and will offer live streaming of events. Living TV director of programmes is Richard Woolfe.
Piers Morgan and Amanda Platell are to front an as-yet-unnamed political talkshow on Channel 4, set to begin on 6 November. The pair
will discuss news topics with guests. Executive producer is Eamonn Matthews.
A TV version of The Sun’s pop and celebrity gossip page Bizarre launched this week on MTV. Bizarre Biz runs in slots on the station’s TRL programme. Bizarre editor is Victoria Newton.
John Sweeney is to present a BBC 2 series next year. Social affairs and politics are on the agenda for Sweeney Investigates. Executive producer is Fiona Stourton.
Debbie Mason, former creative director of the Digital Interactive Television Group, is to become ITVi interactive commissioner as the ITVi 24:7 brand launches. She reports to ITVi controller Jane Marshall.
Time Out has launched timeout.com/film, featuring reviews, listings and news. The London magazine has linked the site with its film database, a compilation of more than 30 years of the title’s Film Guide. The magazine’s film editor is Dave Calhoun.
Times Online’s breaking news, world news and comment sections have been made available for the first time to overseas readers without a subscription, joining the driving, travel and business sections of the web portal. Peter Bale is online editorial director of The Times and The Sunday Times.