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Alistair Osborne, associate City editor of The Daily Telegraph, has been appointed business editor. Meanwhile Edmund Conway is to replace George Trefgarne as the paper’s economics editor. Conway is currently economics correspondent at the Daily Mail.

Lionel Barber has succeeded Andrew Gowers as editor of the Financial Times. Barber, who was the FT's US managing editor, took up the role following Gowers' departure last week.

Helen Johnston has been made acting editor of Emap's New Woman magazine. The former features director of weekly fashion title Grazia takes over from Margi Conklin, who stepped down this month. After a break, Conklin is thought to be returning to the publisher
in a new role.

Charles Rae, consumer editor of The Sun, is to oversee the paper's personal finance section, Cashflow.
It was formerly covered
by personal finance editor Isabelle Kassam, who left the paper in August.

The Sunday Telegraph launched two magazines this week. Women's glossy Stella  replaces The Sunday Telegraph Magazine (see right), while culture and entertainment magazine Seven takes the place of the broadsheet review section. Susannah Herbert edits Seven. The Sunday Telegraph's editor is Sarah Sands. 

Henry Holland, acting style editor at Emap's Sneak magazine, has moved across to stablemate Bliss as deputy fashion editor. Aimed at teenage girls, the title's editorial includes celebrity and real-life stories, plus style and health. Bliss editor is Lisa Smosarski.
Charles Arthur is to edit The Guardian's weekly Technology supplement, which was called Online before the 'Berliner' relaunch. Current editor Victor Keegan is to retire. Arthur, a freelance, was previously technology editor of The Independent.

George Entwistle is to become BBC head of television current affairs. Currently executive editor (topical arts) for BBC 2 and Four, his new remit will include Panorama. A former editor of Newsnight, he will report to director of news Helen Boaden.

George Ergatoudis has taken over as head of music at BBC Radio 1, with responsibility for music policy and playlists. He replaces Alex Jones-Donelly, now at EMI. Ergatoudis, who began as a trainee producer at Radio 1, was previously music manager at BBC digital station 1Xtra. He will report to Andy Parfitt, controller
of Radio 1.
new media
Cascade, an electronic magazine for people in the comms sector, has been launched by journalists Robin Fletcher and Carol Hassall. Fletcher, a former editor of Wales on Sunday, says it is aimed at comms, human resources and marketing executives. Hassall will edit the digital title.

BBC television and radio news are for the first time to be made available on computer desktops via Really Simple Syndication. Paul Clabburn is the BBC's editor of interactive TV and broadband.

Sky Mobile TV, a 3G service from Sky and Vodafone, has gone live. Free until the end of January 2006, the project is overseen by Sky business development director Stephen Nuttall.

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