MEDIA: In Brief

Pollard takes over Sky News

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.

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