Contact book update

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

PRESS
Liz Jones has been appointed as style editor of the Daily Mail. She was formerly a columnist at the London Evening Standard.

Colin Robertson, news editor at trade magazine Broadcast, is to join The Sun as TV writer on 3 April.

VNU magazine Accountancy Age, edited by Gavin Hinks, has
increased its business and accountancy sector coverage as part of a
revamp of the publication.

'Mind, body and spirit' title Prediction magazine has been relaunched this week. Publisher IPC Country & Leisure Media said the publication's new 'feminine editorial tone' would broaden its audience. The editor is Tania Ahsan.

Off-road driving title 4x4 Magazine has relaunched with a new buyers' guide, a 60-second interview column and an emphasis on shorter snippets of information. The editor of the IPC title is John Carroll.

Contract publisher Redwood has renamed its customer title Volvo Magazine, edited by Bill Dunn. Liv (the Swedish for 'life') will continue to come out three times a year and has added 'driving experiences' and real-life stories to its editorial mix.

River Publishing is to launch Swing, a magazine for golfers,  in May. Editorial will cover playing tips, equipment reviews, celebrity interviews and holiday destinations. The title is edited by Martin Vousden and will be distributed in the UK through the American Golf Stores chain.

The Wall Street Journal Europe is launching Style Journal next month. It will target high-earners and focus on fashion, travel, food and drink. Former Esquire editor Peter Howarth will oversee the title, which is published by his Show Media company.

BBC Wildlife magazine is to relaunch next week. New sections include Wildlife Gardening, with tips to attract animals to the  garden, and Photo Masterclasses. The editor is Sophie Stafford.

Daily gambling newspaper The Sportsman will launch on 22 March. It will cover betting activities from racing and football to poker and the City. The editor is Charlie Methven.

BROADCAST
Angus Macqueen has been appointed head of documentaries at Channel 4. He will replace Danny Cohen, now head of E4 and factual entertainment. Meanwhile, documentaries commissioning editor Simon Dickson will become deputy head of documentaries.
Chris Evans is to present BBC Radio 2's two-hour weekday drivetime show from 18 April. He will replace Johnnie Walker, who is to make documentaries for the station.

NEW MEDIA
Edward Roussel has been appointed online editorial director at the Telegraph Group. In addition to overseeing web content, he will develop news products for mobile phones, MP3 players and handhelds. He reports to Daily Telegraph editor-in-chief John Bryant.

Lionel Shepherd joins Yahoo! as director of news, sport and information next week. Simon Gunning is to be  director of entertainment and games at the ISP.

Parminder Bahra has been made executive editor of The Times Online, reporting to editorial director Peter Bale.

The National Magazine Company has launched youandyourwedding.co.uk, based on its existing bridal magazine. The editor is Carole Hamilton.

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