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

PRESS


Isobel McKenzie-Price is to join IPC’s Ideal Home magazine as editorial director in July. She currently edits Time Inc’s All You magazine in the US. She will be replacing Sue Rose, who is leaving to spend more time with her family.

Caroline Peal
has been ­appointed as acting deputy editor of Cosmopolitan and Marina Gask has been appointed consultant editor. Both are covering for deputy editor Helen Daly, who is on maternity leave.

Will Hurst has now been made news editor at Building Design magazine. He has been acting       news editor since March and will be replacing Ellen Bennett, who has now moved on to join Media Week as news editor.

IPC Inspire’s Cage & Aviary Birds has appointed Kim Forrester as editor, the first female editor in the title’s 105-year history. She is promoted from deputy editor of the title and has also been deputy editor of Horse & Hound.

Alex Novarese has been promoted from deputy editor to editor of Legal Week. He takes over from John Malpas, who has taken the new role of editor-in-chief of Incisive Media’s legal division.

The Financial Times will be launching a new series of colour magazine supplements which will look at the business of sport. The magazines will each be produced in association with a key sponsor. The first magazine, entitled The Business of the America’s Cup, will be published in the newspaper on Monday, 14 May.

BROADCAST

More4 News has now appointed Kylie Morris as the programme’s new presenter. Morris, who is currently Channel 4 News’ Asia Correspondent, will be taking over from Sarah Smith, who was recently appointed Washington Correspondent for Channel 4 News.

Alex Zane
has been named as the new presenter of The Xfm London Break­fast Show.

NEW MEDIA


Condé Nast Interactive has appointed Josa Young as executive editor with a brief to oversee edit­orial content on all the web­sites produced by the divi­sion. She was previously the acting features editor of Vogue.

Neil Robinson, IPC Media digital director, has been appointed to the company’s main board. He will now lead IPC’s strategic development across its entire portfolio.

Paul Nuki, focus editor of The Sunday Times, is to become editorial director of web services at Dr Foster Intelli­gence, a joint venture ­between the NHS and Dr Foster Limited. He will oversee editorial content for the NHS Choices website, a new online resource to be launched this summer which will provide comparative and searchable data on hospitals as well as a range of other health-related information.

Holly Noseda, previously diet editor of The Sun, has joined iVillage as comm­unity man­ager. She will be managing the community forums and organising webchats.

Telegraph Media Group has launched The Earth Channel, which will provide news, views and features on environmental matters and take a critical look at new environmental products at Telegraph.co.uk/earth.

Compiled by Kate Magee kate.magee@haynet.com

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