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Your update on new launches, new hires and developments in the world of print, broadcast and online media

Neil Hume, market reporter on The Guardian, is joining the Financial Times in May to oversee the paper's London stock market coverage. Meanwhile, Dan Roberts, currently the FT's US business editor, is to edit the paper's Lombard commentary column. He replaces Martin Dickson, now FT deputy editor.

Hello! has promoted publisher Charlotte Stockting to publishing director. Stockting has pledged to position it as an upmarket society title rather than a celebrity magazine and relaunch its website to target younger readers. She replaces Sally Cartwright, who becomes director-at-large.

Tatty Good has been made features editor of Emap's Pregnancy & Birth monthly. Features cover advice and information on all aspects of pregnancy through to early motherhood. Good was previously staff writer at stablemate Mother & Baby.

Matthew d'Ancona, deputy editor of The Sunday Telegraph, will become editor of current affairs weekly The Spectator later this month. He replaces Boris Johnson, but will continue to write a Sunday Telegraph column.

CBeebies Weekly is to launch on 22 March. Based on the BBC pre-schoolers' programming strand, and aimed at parents and their children, it will feature games and activities and a TV guide. Editor is Andrea Wickstead.

Saska Graville has replaced Victoria Harper as deputy editor of Red magazine. Graville was previously features editor on The Sun-Herald in Australia. Harper has moved to Grazia as assistant editor (PRWeek, 13 January). Red editor is Trish Halpin.

The Official Nintendo Magazine launched this week. Published by Future on behalf of Nintendo UK, the monthly title is edited by Lee Nutter.

Derek McLean is to be producer of Screen Burn, a weekly TV review show for BBC4. The programme will be presented by Charlie Brooker, who writes a column of the same name in the Guardian Guide. The series starts in spring.

Jane Rogerson, creative director at independent production company Mentorn, is to become controller of features at ITV. Rogerson reports to Alison Sharman, ITV director of daytime and factual. Meanwhile, Jeff Anderson, editor of ITV1's Tonight With Trevor McDonald, has been made ITV controller of current affairs and documentaries.

Mooky TV, a bimonthly digital video music and entertainment magazine, launched this week. Users can subscribe free at iTunes to get the most recent updates to download onto MP3 players or watch online at It is edited by Christine Rose, ex-editor of TV games channel PlayJam.

CMU Radio, a weekly online radio show, has been launched by UnLimited Media. The programme, which focuses on the music industry, is updated every Monday and covers news about artists and companies. It is presented by Chris Cooke and Caro Moses at

Martin Essex is to join Dow Jones Newswires on 20 March as news editor. He will oversee markets coverage in Europe, Africa and the Middle East and replaces Hugh Taggart. Essex is currently senior writer at Financial News.

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