Contact book update

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


Bliss editor Lisa Smosarski is to edit Emap's More. She replaces Donna Armstrong, who is to edit New Woman Australia. Alison Begbie will be acting editor of Bliss until a permanent replacement is found. Meanwhile, Emma Pryer, former news and celebrity editor of More, has joined The Sun as showbiz/Bizarre reporter.

Jane Wolstenholme, editor of the Liverpool Daily Post, is to leave in early 2007 to run PR agency Factory Communications with her husband Jon Brown.

Keith Moody has joined Classic Car Mart as editor, replacing Frank Westworth. Moody was previously deputy editor of Practical Classics and has been replaced by Gervais Seymour, former production editor.

Future Publishing will launch a monthly magazine alongside the launch of Windows Vista when it goes on sale early next year. Windows Vista: The Official Magazine will be edited by Paul Douglas and will include advice on the new package's programmes and features and compatible software/hardware. This week, Future also released the preview magazine, Official Windows Vista Preview Magazine.

Ex-Stuff editor Michael Brook is to join T3 as editor. He replaces James Beechinor-Collins, who has been promoted to editor-in-chief.

Rodale's Men's Health has appointed Paul Wilson to the new role of deputy features editor. Wilson was formerly commissioning editor at GQ.

Archant Regional's Eastern Daily Press has appointed Peter Walker as deputy editor, following James Ruddy's departure to work in the health service. Walker, a former publishing editor of the paper, recently returned from travelling.


LITV is to launch The Business Channel, a digital satellite TV channel on 20 November, broadcasting 18 hours a day. It aims to provide a broader spectrum of programmes, combining entertainment with business information, documentaries, education and reality. Diana Bourne is the contact.

Ex-Big Brother contestant Richard Newman is to co-present the Saturday morning slot on Gaydar Radio with Julian Bennett between 10am and 1pm.

Channel M will launch Sports Central on 7 Nov­ember, featuring sport and chat. It will be broadcast on Tuesday evenings at 7pm. Local content manager is David Johnson.


Excite Publishing has launched Cosmetic Surgery Answers, featuring information and advice,in-depth surgery guides and articles on treatment abroad and choosing the right surgeon. The magazine will be available solely online until March, when a print version will be produced, and will be free to download for the first three months at Editor is Lynda Burgess.

Sport Industry Group has launched a breaking news website covering business issues in sport at Head of media Drew Barrand is in charge of editorial content.

IPC ignite!'s Uncut has unveiled changes to its website,, alongside a daily news update service. The site will also include blogs, gig dates and film trailers. Uncut editor is Allan Jones.

Compiled by Kate Magee E & sponsored by PR Newswire

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