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


The Daily Telegraph sees a brace of appointments, with Rebecca Smith joining as med­ical editor, following a three-year stint as health editor at the Evening Standard. Smith replaces Celia Hall, who is leaving to join Santé Comm­unications in April (PRWeek, 2 Feb). Evening Standard crime corres­pondent Richard Edwards joins as reporter.

Conquest Business Media has launched a magazine entitled The BoardRoom. Regular columnists include Sunday Times economics editor David Smith, Daily Mail political diarist Quentin Letts, and Mail on Sunday personal finance writer Tony Hetherington. The editor is Victoria Hammond.

ITP Consumer Publishing and Hearst Magazines International have launched a Middle East edition of Harper’s Bazaar. The monthly magazine will be distributed in the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman. It targets affluent Arab and expatriate women aged 20 to 45 years. Editor-in-chief is former Grazia editor Rachel Sharp.

Wallpaper* magazine has promoted creative director Tony Chambers to editor-in-chief, replacing Jeremy Langmead, who moves to Esquire as editor (PRWeek, 24 Nov 2006). Chambers joins on 26 March.

Emap has appointed Lauren Libbert as editor of NW Mag­azine, following Helen John­ston’s imminent move to Now (PRWeek, 2 February). Libbert, most recently editor of Top Santé, is on maternity leave. She joins NW in May.

Panini’s Mizz magazine has hired Karen Brown as editor, and Julie Scott as dep­uty editor. They replace Les­lie Sinoway and Jo Mellor, who have moved to Bliss – also published by Panini.

Online casino has launched a bi-annual consu­mer mag called Eight. It will include news, reviews and strategic hints and tips on casino and poker. The editor is Graham Verdon.

Sovereign Publications has launched a magazine on behalf of the National Ass­ociation of Primary Care (NAPC) called Women’s Health Today. The editor is Deanna Wilson.

Merricks Media’s French Magazine is to launch a health and beauty section featuring French beauty pro­ducts, fashion and treat­ments. The production editor is Chloe Anderson.


Martha Kearney is to become the main presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The World At One in April. She is curr­ently political editor and a presenter on BBC 2’s News­night and Newsnight Review, and Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.

Meanwhile, Shaun Ley is to become the main pres­enter of The World This Week­end and will pres­ent The World At One on Fridays. They both replace veteran pres­enter Nick Clarke, who died last year.


The Telegraph Media Group has launched The Business Show, a lunchtime online business briefing. Airing from Monday to Friday, it focuses on Britain’s eco­n­omy and mar­kets, and will provide anal­ysis on business news. It is presented by The Daily Telegraph City editor Damian Reece, and The Sunday Telegraph City editor Dan Roberts.

The News of the World has unveiled a mobile edition that breaks stories on Saturday evenings. Sub­scribers download a small appli­cation to their handset. Bill Akass is assistant editor (digital).


Compiled by Kate Magee E & sponsored by PR Newswire


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