Media Relations: Contact book update


The Financial Times has launched a free afternoon 'briefing version' of the paper in print and online formats. An A4 daily is available from 4pm, and can also be downloaded at The paper's editor is Andrew Gowers.

The Wall Street Journal Europe has added travel column Takeoffs & Landings to Personal Journal, the paper's Friday leisure and lifestyle section. Written by Stephanie Gruner, it is edited by Personal Journal editor Dagmar Aalund.

Emma Duncan is to become deputy editor of The Economist next month. Currently editor of the Britain section of the weekly, she takes over from Clive Crook, who is leaving to write for US current affairs title Atlantic Monthly and political title National Journal, both owned by Atlantic Media.

Ned Temko, editor of the Jewish Chronicle for more than a decade, is to be chief political correspondent of The Observer. He joins next month and will report to political editor Gaby Hinsliff, whose old post he takes. The paper's editor is Roger Alton.

Anthem Publishing's MusicTech Magazine has relaunched with an emphasis on published music as well as advice on the creation of music in home studios. In addition, the title's editorial has been refocused to appeal to professionals. Editor is Neil Worley.

Tom Dunmore, editor of Haymarket music download monthly Rip & Burn, has been made editor-in-chief of the publisher's Consumer Online division following the suspension of the magazine. Rip & Burn launched last year.

British Film Magazine, a title aimed at film lovers and those who work in the industry, was launched this week. The second issue is due out in September, after which the magazine will go monthly. Published by London-based Media Excellence, it is edited by Terence Doyle.

Biannual magazine GQ Style is to be launched on 22 September, focusing on menswear, grooming, interiors, art, media and travel. Dylan Jones is editor-in-chief, creative director is David Bradshaw and associate editor is Charlie Porter. The publisher is Conde Nast.


Granada production executive Gideon Joseph is to join Sky News as an executive producer in June to help launch the broadcaster's evening schedule later this year. Joseph, a former producer on Newsnight and Tonight With Trevor McDonald, will report to head of Sky News Nick Pollard.

Jay Kandola, Channel 4 deputy director of acquisitions, has been made director of acquisitions at Five, joining in the summer. She will report to director of programmes Dan Chambers.

CNN has appointed BBC Breakfast's Max Foster to join its London-based team, covering news and business. Meanwhile, Alphonso Van Marsh has been made CNN video correspondent, based in Johannesburg, where he has a remit to develop stories from South Africa.

Dave Gordon, BBC head of major events, is to be acting director of sport when Peter Salmon leaves the post in the summer. Salmon has quit after five years to be chief executive at independent production company The Television Corporation.


Music website channel4. com/music is to launch next month featuring downloads and dedicated content from music sites and Content is provided by PopJustice editor Peter Robinson. A weekly TV spin-off, Slash Music, will air on T4 from autumn.

The BBC is launching interactive digital service Your Stories, showing films of UK viewers' real-life stories, accessed by pressing the red button on a remote control. The films will be taken from existing programme strands, Video Nation and Digital Stories. Rahul Chakkara is controller of BBCi.

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