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

PRESS

Sunday broadsheet The Business is to relaunch as a weekly Thursday international business magazine on 12 October. The new title is to be aimed at young, affluent, metropolitan readers. The editor is Ian Watson.

Oliver Duff has replaced Guy Adams as editor of The Independent's diary column, Pandora. Duff was the paper's home news reporter, while Adams is now senior news features writer. Meanwhile, property editor Madeleine Lim has been made food and drink editor in place of Caroline Stacey, who has left the paper.

James Beechinor-Collins has been promoted to the new role of editor-in-chief at gadget monthly T3. He reports to newly appointed publisher Chris Kerwin and will lead a revamp of T3.co.uk. His successor as the magazine's editor has not been announced.

Monthly magazine Hi-Fi News has relaunched.

New features include Super Systems, in which equipment at various price ranges is reviewed, plus How To…, which offers advice on topics such as digitising record collections for MP3 players. There will also be music reviews and a revamped news section. The editor is Steve Fairclough.

Ben Raworth is to be new product development (NPD) editor at Dennis Publishing. A former deputy editor of Loaded, editor of Bizarre and associate editor of Jack, he will be tasked with developing new magazine concepts. He reports to NPD director James Carter.

BROADCAST

BBC1's new weekday magazine slot, The One Show, is to launch on 14 August. The half-hour show is to be presented by Adrian Chiles and Nadia Sawalha. The programme's celebrity producers are Veronica Butt and Beverleigh Thompson.

Meanwhile, Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates, currently presenters of BBC Radio 1's early morning Friday slot, are to host the station's weekend breakfast show from next month. They report to Ben Cooper, head of mainstream. 

NEW MEDIA

Thisislondon.co.uk, the website of London's Evening Standard, is to relaunch this month with a greater emphasis on restaurant reviews and London lifestyle editorial. Site producer is Neil Hunter.

Dennis Publishing has launched a website, itpro.co.uk, for computer professionals and business users. It will include reviews and product tests, breaking news, features and case studies. Editor is Chris Green; news editor is Iain Thomson.

 Young Professional (YP), a digital magazine for younger members of the accountancy profession, has been launched by Accountancy Age. Emailed to 20,000 readers, YP will contain career advice and profiles of young high-fliers. It is overseen by Accountancy Age editor-in-chief Damian Wild.

Highlights of the BBC Ten O'Clock News have been made available as a video podcast, called Ten Weekly, in a 12-month trial. Also downloadable are Newsnight reports plus a new package, called STORYFix, which is billed as a ‘tongue-in-cheek' look at the week's news. Ashley Highfield is director of BBC new media & technology.

Mark Hooper, formerly style and travel editor of Esquire, is the new editor of Channel4.com/music.

He was previously deputy editor of style title i-D.

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