Pollard takes over Sky News
Nick Pollard has been appointed head of Sky News. He was director of
programming for Channel One and previously spent 12 years at ITN as
executive producer for News at Ten. He replaces Ian Cook who will move
on to a new post at Sky News.
Dunn to edit at Channel One
New York Daily Post editor Martin Dunn is to join Channel One as editor
on 4 November.
ITV livens up afternoon viewing
Carlton UK Productions and Bazal Productions have joined forces to
produce Afternoon Live, a 16-week live show for ITV due to be launched
in January 1997. The thrice-weekly magazine will run in two half-hour
segments split around the afternoon show Vanessa.
Drop in listening figures
Commercial radio stations’ share of listening figures dropped from 49.3
per cent to 48.8 per cent according to last week’s third RAJAR results.
Neil takes on Scottish titles
The European Press Holdings has created a new position for Andrew Neil,
former editor of the Sunday Times. Starting mid-November, he will take
on the role of editor-in-chief for four main titles, the European, the
Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday and the Edinburgh Evening News.
Daily dose of GQ on the Net
Conde Nast Website is launching GQ Daily on the Internet from 1
November. Sally Turner, formerly of Discovery Channel On-Line, will
edit the new page.
Guardian’s new art operation
The Guardian is adding a new arts catalogue to its Thursday issue from
31 October. Culture Shop will promote books and CD-ROMs, using
interviews, recommendations and special offers, as well as discounts to
readers using their direct response ordering service.
Male ordered shopping
Dennis Publishing is to launch Stuff magazine, a shopping guide for men,
on 14 November. Gill Hudson, launch editor of Maxim magazine, will be
editor-in-chief of the new title.