The Wall Street Journal Europe has made Brian Carney its new editorial
page editor. Based in Brussels, he will be responsible for comment and opinion. He will report to deputy editor George Melloan. Matthew Kaminski has been appointed deputy editorial page editor, based in Paris.
Emap is to launch a women’s glossy, Grazia, next year. The title is based on an Italian magazine aimed at 25 to 34-year old women. Emap Consumer Media editor-in-chief is Fiona McIntosh.
The Pink Paper, which was shut this month by publisher PP&B (PRWeek,
8 October), has been saved. Millevres Prowler, which owns Gay Times, is to relaunch the title next year. Before that, it will be published fortnightly. Former editor Tristan Reid-Smith remains in charge.
Italia!, a magazine focusing on homes and holidays in Italy, is to launch on 4 November. Aimed at people who travel regularly to Italy and enjoy the country’s food and wine, it is owned by Anthem Publishing, based in Corsham, Wiltshire. Editorial director is Paul Pettengale. There is also a website, italia-magazine.com.
Consumer tech magazine Digital Home has introduced a buyers’ guide to entertainment technology, a monthly themed top ten of the best kit and a new section called Custom Install, which outlines what’s available at the digital top end. Editor is Dan Hutchinson.
Talk Money, a customer magazine aimed at 26 to 49-year-old Barclays
Bank account holders, launched this week. Produced by Forward Publishing, Barclays editorial director is Karen Lynch.
The annual BBC Good Food Vegetarian Christmas, produced by BBC Magazines, is to go on sale on 5 November. The spin-off title has been published every year since 2000. Editor is Gillian Carter.
Oliver Irish has been made editor of Haymarket’s consumer technology magazine Stuff. He replaces Tom Dunmore, who is now editing stablemate launch title Rip & Burn. Formerly deputy editor of Observer Sports Monthly, Irish plans to introduce more frequent themed supplements.
Channel 4 is to boost its current-affairs coverage by extending the run of its Dispatches strand to 28 hour-long programmes in 2005. C4 director of TV is Kevin Lygo and Dorothy Byrne is head of news and current affairs.
Jill Offman has been made senior vice-president and channel director for Discovery Channel UK, overseeing all programme commissioning. She was previously vice-president of programming for the channel in Canada and reports to UK general manager David Abraham.
Nina Hossain is to present ITV news programmes, including the Evening News, from the middle of next month. Hossain is currently presenter of BBC London’s news bulletins. ITV News editor-in-chief is David Mannion.
Radiotimes.com relaunched this week with new features including expanded TV and radio coverage and more comment on programmes and films. The site has also been split into four key areas to ease navigation. Rebecca Woodward is BBC Magazines head of new media.
Reuters has launched an online service aimed at UK financial advisers, reuters.co.uk/ifa. In addition to news, analysis and trends, the service is designed to allow users to track markets and create fund reports
for clients. It is overseen by Alisa Bowen, head of Reuters.co.uk.