Media Relations: Contact Book Update


News of the World features editor Matt Nixson is co-ordinating travel coverage in the paper following the departure of travel editor Jon Barnsley last week. It is not known whether Barnsley has a job to go to.

Maria Pieri has been made editor of monthly travel trade glossy ABTA Magazine. Mark Henshall is deputy editor and Katie Reich is assistant editor. Pieri has also been made managing editor of Absolute Publishing.

You Are What You Eat, a food and health spin-off magazine from the Channel 4 series, has been launched by Brooklands Group. The editor is Francis Cottam. Programme presenter Gillian McKeith will contribute to the title.

Loaded relaunched this week with a new Real Life stories section and Arcade, which has video games coverage. Other editorial sections include The Right Stuff, featuring money-spending ideas, a section on football called Park Life, and motoring section Roaded. The editor is Martin Daubney.

IPC's Total Golf is to publish a monthly buyers' guide, focusing on equipment for the sport as part of its Most Wanted section. The magazine says it will continue to take an irreverent stance in a bid to attract younger players. The editor of the title is Mike Harris.

Nursing Standard, the weekly title, went compact this week. In addition to increased pagination, a new section called Learning Zone is aimed at students and practitioners. The careers section is being expanded and there is also a regular feature on student life. The editor is Jean Gray and the deputy editor is Tim Madge.

Dave Gardner is to run the Los Angeles bureau of the National Enquirer. Gardner, who is currently freelance, is a former foreign correspondent of the Daily Mail. He will report to editor Paul Field.

BBC Magazines is to add to its pre-school portfolio with the launch of The Roly Mo Show, based on the CBeebies programme of the same name, on 20 April. Aimed at three to six-year-olds, the monthly will encourage literacy. The editor is Stephanie Cooper.


Asian Network, the BBC digital radio station, has launched two shows. Album Chart, the station's first Asian album countdown, is presented by DJ Bobby Friction on Saturdays. Markie Mark will present bhangra show Breakdown every Sunday between noon and 2pm. Station controller is Bob Shennan.

Alison Sharman, controller of BBC daytime, is to replace Dorothy Prior as controller of CBBC. She will take over the running of CBBC and CBeebies from 20 June. Susan Spindler, deputy director of drama, entertainment and CBBC, will oversee the role until then. Prior has become controller of production resources.

Jamie Theakston is to start his breakfast show with Heart 106.2 FM on 18 April with co-presenter Harriet Scott. Heart 106.2 programme director is Francis Currie.


Times Online has launched a section covering personal technology, Tech & Net. Content ranges from gadgets to internet news and will be a mixture of original material and articles from the site's sister daily and Sunday papers. Peter Bale is online editorial director of Times Online.

Teletext chief sports sub-editor Stuart Roberts has been promoted to the post of sports news editor. He reports to sports editor Miles Evans.

Racing and sports betting newspaper The Racing Post has joined up with TV channel Racing UK to produce a Grand National website, The editor of the site is Ian Heaney.

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