MEDIA: BRIEFS

Pulpit’s design intervention

Pulpit’s design intervention



Graphic design consultancy Ruairidh Lappin Associates and Internet

provider Unipalm PIPEX have launched a new international design

magazine, Pulpit, on the Net.



United backing for Rapture



United News and Media is investing pounds 2.5 million in Rapture, the UK

cable channel aimed at 12 to 20 year olds set to launch in October. The

deal follows the recent merger of United News and Media and MAI. Rapture

will be based at MAI-owned Anglia Television’s Norwich studios.



Radio to put ads on the RACC



The Radio Authority has agreed to the setting up of the Radio

Advertising Clearance Centre by radio industry body AIRC to vet radio ad

scripts before they are broadcast. Until now the Broadcast Advertising

Clearance Centre has been the only organisation to vet TV and radio ads.

The RACC is expected to take over from July.



VNU advises on Internet



VNU Business Publications has launched a new quarterly magazine,

Internet Advisor, which will target the business audience with little

knowledge of the Internet’s business potential. Editorial will include

case studies, tutorials on designing web pages and reviews of Internet

service providers.



Express banks on extra sport



The Daily Express has launched a new weekly, 24-page pull-out sports

supplement which will appear each Monday. It will be edited by sports

editor David Emery.



Media goes under spotlight



The next debate in the Media Guardian series on 16 May will investigate

whether mainstream media is providing adequately for today’s young

people. The panel will include Channel 4 controller of arts and

entertainment Stuart Cosgrove, MP Peter Luff and Sunday Times columnist

AA Gill.



Just 17 seeks new editor



Emap Elan’s Just !7 is on the hunt for a new editor to replace Sarah

Bailey who joined Elle five months ago. Managing editor Fiona Gibson has

been filling the post on a temporary basis.



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