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

PRESS


Nick DeCosemo has been appointed editor of the dance music and clubbing magazine MixMag. He was previously editor of FHM Collections. Andrew Harrison will return to The Word and becomes editor-in-chief of MixMag.

Ben Fenton joins the Financial Times as reporter. He was previously senior reporter at The Daily Telegraph.

Gerard Kelly, acting editor of the Times Higher Educational Supplement, has been confirmed as editor.

Nick Edwards has been appointed editor of Construction News. He was previously editor of the Health Service Journal.

Peter Curtis
has been appointed editor of Business Voice, the magazine of the CBI. Previously managing editor of the magazine, he replaces Scott Payton, who is now freelancing.

Stirred Up, the free European culture, politics and lifestyle magazine has added fashion, design and art pages. Fashion and design coordinator is Johannes Reponen.

Anna Blewett has joined Hotel Business as editor. She replaces Andrea Ashfield who is now editor of Disability Product News.

Victoria Taylor is now supplements editor of The Bookseller. She was previously supplements editor for Employee Benefits.

Donna Werbner has been promoted to deputy editor of Your Mortgage magazine. She continues in her role as news editor of www.yourmortgage.co.uk and features writer on Mortgage Edge and Your Money.

BROADCAST

BBC Radio 2 controller, Lesley Douglas, has been promoted to the new role of controller of BBC popular music. Douglas, who retains her current job as controller of BBC Radio 2 and digital station 6 Music, expands her remit to co-ordinate popular music production across BBC radio and television.

Senior producer Fiona Hill is working on BBC Radio 4’s The Learning Curve until the end of June, replacing Lucinda Montefiore who moves to Go4It!.

Original Bristol 106.5 is launching on 20 May. Aimed at 35+ year-old listeners, the radio station will broadcast a mix of music and speech. It will deliver 24-hour local news bulletins and longer news magazine shows at lunchtime and drive-time. News editor is Manfred Roxon.

NEW MEDIA


Laura Eyles has joined SheerLuxe.com and will oversee all product propositions, news and features sections.

Electronic magazine www.gculture.co.uk has launched aimed at young professional men. It features lifestyle, fashion, cosmetics, technology, film, music, books, clubs, bars and restaurants. Aaron Hales is editor-in-chief.

The Sun Online has appointed former freelancer Beth Mcloughlin as online showbiz reporter.

Former Daily Telegraph restaurant critic Jan Moir has launched www.areyoureadytoorder.co.uk. The site contains over 200 reviews with new ones added every Thursday.

Debbie Attewell is the new editor of Candis magazine. Her most recent role was deputy editor of Family Circle. She replaces Jenny Campbell, who is retiring .

IPC’s In Style has launched its new website – www.instylemagazine.co.uk. It covers celebrity parties, fashion and beauty. Editor is Maria Milano.

Compiled by Kate Magee E kate.magee@haynet.com & sponsored by PR Newswire

 

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