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

David Taylor, executive news editor at London's Evening Standard, is to be deputy home news editor of The Guardian. He joins in July, replacing Nick Hopkins, who was made national news editor three months ago. Ed Pilkington, now the paper's New York correspondent, previously held the post.

Gideon Rachman, business editor of The Economist, is to join the Financial Times in July. He will be associate editor, writing a weekly column on foreign affairs. Rachman will be replaced by Economist technology editor Tom Standage. Meanwhile, the FT has launched a thrice-weekly column on social, political and economic issues, called The Way We Live Now, edited by Maggie Urry.

Justine Hancock, formerly parents editor at The Times, has replaced Victoria Lambert as health editor of the Daily Mail. Lambert is now freelancing.

Gershon Portnoi, TV editor of IPC's Nuts magazine, has been made sports editor of the lads' mag. He replaces Ben Fairthorne. The TV editor's role is being filled by freelance writer Mark Pickering for the interim.

Peter Conradi, deputy foreign editor of The Sunday Times, has been appointed editor of the Home section. He will expand the property supplement's content on younger buyers and eco-friendly issues. He replaces Carey Scott, who has joined the Foreign Office.

Steve Tooze has been made features director of News Magazines' women's weekly Love It! For the past three years he has been special projects editor at IPC. Kasie Davies, previously Reveal's health editor, has been made deputy features editor of Love It!.

Mark Hattersley has taken over from David Fanning as editor of Apple user magazine Macworld. The title features Mac news and products, as well as related hardware and software. Hattersley previously edited Mac title iCreate. 

Heyday, a lifestyle title for the over-50s, is to launch next month. Editorial will include health, travel, food and fashion. It is published by Redwood and the editor is Diane Kenwood.

John Ryley, executive editor of Sky News, has been promoted to head of the channel. He will replace Nick Pollard, who is leaving in September.

ITV sports presenter Matt Smith has begun hosting Weekend Breakfast on BBC Radio Five Live. He co-presents the show with Rachel Burden. Station controller is Bob Shennan.

Kylie Morris, BBC South Asia correspondent, is to join Channel 4 News in a similar role in July. She replaces Ian Williams, who has held the post for 11 years.

NEW MEDIA has been launched by Trinity Mirror's Liverpool Daily Post. A spin-off from its weekly supplement Businessweek, it will contain breaking news, podcasts and features. The editor is Jane Wolstenholme.

Adrian Lowery, a reporter at Associated New Media finance website, has been promoted to news editor. He reports to editor Andrew Oxlade.

North West Business Insider, the Manchester-based title specialising in finance, commercial property and general business news, has launched a weekly business email digest. The magazine's editor is Michael Taylor.

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