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


Michael Booker has been promoted from news editor to deputy editor of the Daily Star Sunday. He will still be in charge of the news desk. Also, Peter Carbery has been promoted to assistant editor, and Stuart James, previously deputy sports editor, will join the news production desk.

Ian Black, formerly a freelance journalist in Jerusalem, has rejoined The Guardian as Middle East editor. Black previously worked at The Guardian for over 25 years and will be rep­lacing Brian Whitaker, who remains with The Guardian working on web projects.

James Rossiter, currently City reporter covering property, investment banking, healthcare, tech and legal business at London’s Evening Standard, is to join The Times as prop­erty and legal business correspondent on 29 January. Hugo Duncan, currently deputy City editor at the Press Association, will replace him as of 22 January.
Daniel Martin, previously deputy news editor for The Health Service Journal, has joined the Daily Mail as health and science reporter. Martin replaces Emily Cook, now health correspondent on the Daily Mirror. Martin has not yet been replaced.

Zoe Richards has joined Your M&S magazine as deputy editor. The position had been vacant for some time. She has been replaced in her previous role, as editor at IPC’s Hair magazine, by Louise White. White was previously news editor at Hairdressers’ Journal.

The is to launch a magazine at the end of May. It will be distributed free in boutique hotels and retai­l­ers worldwide and with other international magazines (yet to be announced). The editor is Bill Tikos.

Jenny Gowans has been promoted to the new role of editor of Haymarket’s MIMS group. Previously editor of MIMS for Nurses, Gowans takes on new responsibilities for various titles which now include versions for prescribing nurses, district nurses and health visitors, as well as practice nurses.


Adam Perry has joined the Community Channel as head of programmes and campaigns. He will be reporting to channel con­troller Nick Ware. Perry was previously creative director at World of Wonder and has also worked as the contro­ller of special events at Five.

Antony Dore has been made TV editor of BBC London News. Previously assistant editor at the station, Dore has spent the past year running BBC Points West, the regional news programme in Bristol.


Ed Bowsher has been promoted from investment writer to editor of The Motley Fool UK ( He replaces Stuart Watson, now senior editor of has launched GQ TV with Louise Roe presenting interviews and coverage of menswear shows at top international fashion shows. Executive editor and editor of is Maria Milano.

Ben Flanagan has been made editor of, a new business website for the Middle East. Flanagan was formerly a researcher at The Observer and has been replaced by Huma Qureshi.

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