Media relations: Contact Book Update


Daily Mirror news reporter Jon Clements has been appointed showbiz editor of the paper, overseeing all entertainment output including 3am. He replaces Kevin O'Sullivan, who moved to head the features desk last year.

VNU Business Publications this week relaunched its flagship computing paper IT Week with a redesign and change to 'laptop size' format. Its supplement Network IT Week becomes a monthly bound-in section, and two supplement series on strategy and technology have also launched. Editor is Lem Bingley.

Fiona Godlee has been made editor of the British Medical Journal. The first woman to hold the post, she replaces Richard Smith who left last year.

Bimonthly lifestyle magazine Noir is to launch next week, targeting upwardly-mobile black readers in the UK, according to publisher Blackstone Publishing. It will also be distributed in the US, Canada, Europe and Africa. Editorial will range from entertainment and fashion to social issues and current affairs. Editor is Victoria Thomas.

BBC Gardeners' World magazine is to relaunch on 1 March. In addition to a redesign, there is a new section for what editor Adam Pasco calls 'topical, practical hands-on advice' plus a readers' club.

Toby Wiseman has been made features editor of Men's Health. Formerly a commissioning editor at GQ, he reports to editor Morgan Rees.

Highbury House Communications, subject of a takeover bid from Future, this week launched Spin, a cricket monthly that aims to report on the sport worldwide. The initial print run is 70,000 and editor is Duncan Steer, formerly editor of Channel 4's cricket magazine.

Future Publishing is to launch monthly title Computer Upgrade magazine on 14 April. The editor Adam Evans joins from Digital Camera magazine, where he has been replaced by Marcus Hawkins.


BBC1 controller Lorraine Heggessey is to join independent TV company Talkback Thames as chief executive. No replacement has been announced.

Peter Dale has been appointed as head of Channel 4's new digital channel, More4, which is due to launch later this year. Dale, who is currently head of documentaries, will be replaced by commissioning editor Danny Cohen. Meanwhile, head of factual Julian Bellamy has been made head of digital entertainment channel E4.

Anita Anaud is to take over Matthew Bannister's three-hour weekday 10pm show on BBC Radio Five Live. She has been filling in while Bannister was on compassionate leave, but he will not now return to the show.

Rachel Amatt starts as Sky News Europe correspondent next month, replacing Colin Brazier, who returns to London as news correspondent on 1 March. Currently northern correspondent at Channel 4, Amatt originally joined Sky News in 2000.

Jono Coleman is to replace Paul Ross in the three-hour Saturday and Sunday slot on London talk radio station LBC 97.3FM. Ross will move to present the weekend breakfast show. Coleman takes up his new role in April.


Reuters has launched an interactive TV channel delivering on-demand video news stories to the internet directly into homes. The new channel includes business and markets news reports as well as breaking news. John Mastrini heads the service. is to provide celebrity and gossip content to and Users of the two sites will be able to access the Hello!content via their own entertainment sections. Tree Elven is Hello! website editor.

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