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The latest Press, Broadcast and New Media releases

Chris Curtis, news editor of Emap fashion trade title Drapers, has been made news editor of stablemate Broadcast. He joins next month, replacing Colin Robertson, who quit to join The Sun as TV writer (PRWeek, 10 March). Drapers deputy news editor Jessica Price Brown will take over from Curtis.

Isabel Berwick, senior personal finance reporter at the Financial Times, is to be deputy editor of the FT Magazine. She replaces Pilita Clark at the Saturday title on 17 July. Clark is moving to the newsdesk.

Derek Harbinson, deputy editor of Nuts magazine, is to join Maxim as editor next month. He will replace Greg Gutfield, who left the lads’ mag in March. Eoin McSorley is acting editor at present.

Dan Oliver is the new editor of Future’s .net magazine. Formerly editor of sister title Practical Web Design, Oliver was deputy editor of .net for four years from 2000. The internet title has been redesigned, with new features including Feed, a 12-page section on websites, podcasts, gadgets and events.

Alison Gardner has been appointed deputy editor of TV Times. She is currently the magazine’s highlights editor for the Pick of the Day pages. In her new role on the IPC weekly, she will be responsible for covers, future planning and building contacts in the TV sector. She reports to editor Ian Abbott.

Terence Roth has been made managing editor in charge of money coverage for Dow Jones Newswires in the EMEA region.  Currently Nordic bureau chief, he has replaced Adam Najberg, who is now at in New York. He will be based in London.

Alison Ford, head of journalism for BBC nations and regions, has been made UK news editor of BBC newsgathering. She replaces Jon Williams, who moved earlier this year to become world news editor.

From 25 September, Colin Murray will present a 10pm Monday to Thursday show on BBC Radio 1. Before him, at 9pm, will be In New Music We Trust, hosted by various DJs. Meanwhile, controller Andy Parfitt is to take on an additional role, developing broadband, TV and radio content for 12 to 16-year-olds.

Atlantic Briefing, a quarterly e-publication, has been launched. Published by London-based EUBriefing and Washington-based GalleryWatch, it will concentrate on politics and legislation issues in Europe and the US. Aimed at government officials, lobbyists, corporate executives and NGOs, editorial will be overseen by EUBriefing CEO Adam Nyman and GalleryWatch senior V-P Arnie Thomas.

Matt Walsh has been made multimedia editor of Times Online. Formerly deputy editor of ITV News Channel, he will develop audio and visual content for the site, which last month launched a web TV service (PRWeek, 16 June). Times Online’s editorial director is Peter Bale.

VNU Business Media’s technology news site is to be rolled out across Europe. Local language versions will be available in France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain and Belgium. Editorial is overseen by founder Mike Magee, who launched The Inquirer in 2001.

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