Contact book update

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


Claire Oldfield, deputy editor of City AM, is to join Metro International in London as deputy global editor-in-chief in April. Her replace­ment has not yet been found. Oldfield joins Sakari Pitk­anen, who has taken up the role of global editor-in-chief, replacing Per Mikael Jensen, who left to work in Den­mark. Pitkanen was prev­iously editor-in-chief of Metro Sweden.

Sally Chatterton has joined The Daily Telegraph as deputy comment editor. She was previously deputy arts editor of the Evening Standard. Former ‘going out editor' Richard Godwin has taken on her responsibilities with his promotion to Stand­ard assistant arts editor.

Anthony Noguera has been appointed editor-in-chief of FHM, replacing editor Ross Brown. Noguera's old role, as editor of Zoo magazine, has been filled by former deputy editor Ben Todd.

IPC CALM has made a raft of senior editorial appoint­ments. Editor of Amateur Photographer Garry Coward-Williams has been promoted to the new role of group magazines editor. He will be replaced by current deputy editor Damien Demolder. Mean­while, Andrew Craig, current editor of Web User, has been promoted to the role of group online editor. Craig will be replaced by Clare Woffenden, current deputy editor.

Ben Marlow has joined the Financial Mail on Sunday as M&A correspondent. He will focus on UK corporate M&A and private equity deals. He was previously banking correspondent at The Business.

Entertainment editor James Williams has been promoted to associate editor of Condé Nast's Glamour magazine with immediate effect. He replaces Rosie Nixon, who left in November to become executive editor (entertain­ment) at Grazia. (PRWeek, 22 Nov 2006).

Instyle magazine is to launch a travel-sized version next month. It will include more fashion stories and style features alongside dedicated beauty, life and home sections. The website will go live in April. The editor is Trish Halpin.


Former footballer Ian Wright is to present TalkSPORT's drivetime show alongside Adrian Durham, from 4-7pm Monday to Thursdays. He replaces Rodney Marsh, who left the station in October last year.

Jack Dearden is the new pres­enter of Manchester-based Channel M's weekly rugby league show, Code XIII.

New Media

Times Online has been re-launched. The updated version will see expanded world news coverage on issues from global warming, the Middle East, US politics and international business, as well as additional audio visual content.
Anna Spack­man is the editor-in-chief of Times Online (see Media Analysis).

Free weekly ‘cultural email magazine' has launched its London edition. It discusses the city's best bars, restaurants, shopping, gigs, exhibitions and other experiences. Sent to subscribers every Thursday, the magazine already has editions in Barcelona, Mad­rid, Lisbon, Amsterdam and Istanbul. The London editor is former Suede bassist Mat Osman.

Ichildtv has relaunched as free website Aimed at parents of under-fives, it focuses on child develop­ment. The site is edited by Melissa Murphy.

Compiled by Kate Magee E & sponsored by PR Newswire


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