Media Relations: Contact Book Update


Joy Li Dico, a former writer on the Evening Standard's Londoners Diary, is to edit London Line. The new weekly paper, aimed at commuters in the capital, launches on 14 April (PRWeek, 18 March). London Line's news editor is Finian Davern and entertainment listings are edited by Serena Kutchinsky.

Future Publishing this week launched a monthly magazine aimed at the 'stitch and bitch' generation. Simply Knitting is designed to appeal to 18 to 50-year-old women. Editorial will include products, celebrity interviews and technical advice. The editor is Debora Bradley.

The National Magazine Company's You & Your Wedding is to launch a beauty title with its July/August edition. You & Your Wedding Beauty Supplement focuses on experts' tips for looking good in photos and is edited by health and beauty expert Jo Glanville-Blackburn. The editor is Carole Hamilton.

IPC's weekly magazine Amateur Gardening is to produce a series of 24-page themed guides over the next seven months from 5 April, covering different areas of gardening. The editor is Tim Rumball.

Time magazine has appointed Alan Lammin as publishing director for Asia, reporting to Ed McCarrick, Time's New York-based publisher. Lammin has worked with Business Week for more than 20 years.

Gautam Malkani has taken over the editing of the Financial Times' Creative Business pages. Carlos Grande, who edited Creative Business when it was a standalone supplement, is now a senior reporter on the paper's companies desk.


Peter Fincham, outgoing CEO of independent production company TalkbackThames, is to join the BBC in the summer as controller of BBC1. He replaces Lorraine Heggessey, who has taken his current job. Fincham was made CEO when Talkback and Thames merged in 2003.

Five's chat show Trisha is moving from its afternoon slot to air in the morning from 11 April. Starting at 9.25am, the 65-minute show will be followed by Matthew Wright's The Wright Stuff and Five News. The changes are overseen by Kim Peat, controller of daytime, arts and religion.

PA Entertainment has appointed Ben Falk to the newly created post of LA correspondent with a brief to expand the company's celebrity and showbiz coverage in the US for web, mobile and print platforms. Falk will report to editor Nick Thomas.

BBC Radio Scotland has relaunched its morning programming, creating a half-hour current affairs show hosted by Gary Robertson from 9am, a revamped 90-minute Fred MacAulay show from 9.30am and an additional lunchtime daily programme covering the arts between 1pm and 2pm. Head of radio is Jeff Zycinksi.


Style magazine Wallpaper* is to provide design, interiors, fashion, lifestyle, travel tips and trends content for Nokia, via mobile phone browsers, called Wallpaper* To Go. The magazine's editor is Jeremy Langmead.

Teletext is to launch two on-screen magazines: Entertainment, featuring showbiz, film and music news and reviews, and It's Your Life, including health, home, beauty, fashion and cookery. Both will run from 6 April. Features editor is Victor Oliver.

Channel 4 this week introduced a website monitoring the factual accuracy of what is said by UK politicians. Edited by Jon Bernstein, former editor-in-chief of Directgov, is produced by ITN. Bernstein reports to Dorothy Byrne, head of C4 news and current affairs.

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