CONTACT BOOK UPDATE - 10.10.07

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

<em>Chat</em>:  digital development
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The Sunday Times has hired James Ashton as media and telecoms editor. Ashton was chief city correspondent on the Daily Mail.

Ned Temko is now transport correspondent at The Observer. He remains chief political correspondent. Temko takes over from Juliette Jowit, who is now education correspondent.

The Racing Post’s sports editor Bruce Millington has been named editor. Former editor Alan Byrne is now CEO and editor-in-chief.

Anita Pyne has been appointed managing editor of Emap’s Heat and Closer magazines. She was Closer’s promotions manager.

Former FT Business editor Hugo Greenhalgh is the new editor of Highline Media’s Investment Adviser. Green-halgh replaces Ash Kumar, who has joined finance publisher Morningstar.

Monica Woodley has left her position as features editor at Investment Adviser to join Incisive Media as group features editor.

Laura Topham has joined First magazine as commissioning editor. Topham was a columnist and features writer at the Evening Standard.

Camilla Long is leaving Tatler as features director to join The Sunday Times Style magazine as deputy editor.

Nick Allen has been appointed as a news reporter on The Daily Telegraph. Allen was world news reporter at Bloomberg.

Dow Jones senior reporter Henry Teitelbaum is now senior writer at Institutional Investor.

Rosalind Sack, who was a senior features writer at South West News Service, is now a celebrity writer at women’s weekly Reveal.

The Times Educational Supplement has appointed Karen Dempsey as editor. Dempsey, currently editor of Personnel Today, takes over from Judith Judd, who went part time in June.

Simon Carswell has joined The Irish Times as financial correspondent. He was news editor at The Sunday Business Post.

BROADCAST


Karolina Stallwood has been promoted to the new role of head of scheduling for Five Life and Five US.

Alex Ritson is now a presenter and reporter for World Business Report on BBC World Service radio. Ritson was the BBC’s Europe business reporter in Brussels.

DIGITAL


Former Sun editor Kelvin Mackenzie is to join Sun Online as a blogger.

Kevin Brown, former head of interactive at Virgin Media Television, is now digital development director at IPC, working across Look, Chat, Pick Me Up and Now.

BBC controller of digital media Paul Cheesbrough is moving to the Telegraph Media Group, where he will be chief information officer.

Former Labour party chief press officer Gez Sagar has launched political internet TV venture CampaignTV.

Community events website WhereCanWeGo.com has developed a facility to list heritage sites and museums. The editor is Kimble Earl.

SQUA.RE Media Ventures is launching a luxury and youth-orientated internet TV site with text and videos. Martina Mostar will be the editor of SQUA.RE.

 

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