Media Relations: Contact book update


The Times is revamping its daily supplement T2. To be relaunched as Times2, the section will increase pagination and will contain themed daily sections, including health, style and men, running throughout the week. The paper's editor is Robert Thomson.

The Guardian deputy foreign editor Nick Hopkins has been made home news editor and is replaced by assistant foreign editor David Munk. Meanwhile, David Hearst has been promoted to associate foreign editor. Science correspondent David Adam has been made environment correspondent and leader writer Richard Adams has been made joint deputy comment editor.

Deborah Brett has been appointed acting fashion director at Red magazine, covering maternity leave for Nicola Rose who leaves in October. Meanwhile, Janine Phillipson this week joined the Hachette Filipacchi title as acting beauty director, as maternity cover for Rosie Green. Jemima Fairclough has been made fashion and shopping assistant.

Future Plus has launched The PC World Magazine, a customer title for the high street computer retailer. The in-store magazine contains information on consumer technology, including buying advice. It covers computers, gadgets and entertainment devices such as plasma TVs. Editorial is overseen by head of customer publishing John Gower.

Airline Business managing editor Mark Pilling, who has been with the title since 2000, has been promoted to editor. He takes over from Kevin O'Toole at the Reed Business Information magazine. O'Toole has been given a newly created role, head of strategy, within the publisher's flight group.


Alison Kirkham, associate editor of Channel 4's Richard and Judy, has been appointed as executive producer, BBC daytime. And channel executive for BBC daytime Lindsay Bradbury has been made executive editor, daytime. They report to controller of daytime Jay Hunt.

A commercial radio show, the AC Chart, is to launch in autumn and will be compiled from singles sales, radio airplay, plus album and music DVD sales. It will be presented by Melanie Sykes and Nick Snaith of Heart 106.2. The show is produced by Unique.

Sarah Smith will anchor More4 News, the weekday bulletin to be shown from 8pm on Channel 4's free-to-view digital channel More4, due to launch on 10 October. The programme will contain news and analysis.


The Press Association has appointed Robert Freeman as deputy head of multimedia editorial. Formerly a planner at the BBC Nations and Regions team, Freeman reports to PA head of multimedia Asha Oberoi and will have responsibility for delivery of products for web and mobile platforms.

Edge Online, the internet version of Future's videogame magazine Edge, has hired Michael French as online editor. The former deputy editor on videogame trade weekly MCV will be responsible for the site's revamped news, features and comment. A weekly Edge email newsletter is due to launch in autumn from

Spout Newsletter, an email update for professionals in industries whose market is children, has launched at It is edited by Ian Downes, Louise Drabwell and James Marsh.

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