MEDIA: IN BRIEF

Taylor goes on-line

Taylor goes on-line



Pearson New Entertainment has appointed Graham Taylor as general manager

of on-line publishing. He is currently executive publishing director of

Emap Images, Emap’s computer and video game magazine division.



Broadcast flexibility call



As the Broadcasting Bill goes into its third reading and report stage

this week, ITV chairman Leslie Hill has called for greater flexibility

in future TV regulation and a ‘less benign approach to the now

profitable BSkyB’.



Campaign for controls



The Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom is calling for a new

regulatory body, the Media Commission, to impose controls on cross-media

ownership, and a Media Consumers Council.



At home with Harpers



Harpers & Queen has picked freelance style journalist Margaret Caselton

to edit the second issue of its 24- page, biannual, bound-in supplement

Harpers at Home, appearing in October’s issue.



US cable news launch



MSNBC, the NBC and Microsoft joint venture 24 hour news and information

cable network, will make US cable history when it launches next week to

a new network of around 22 million subscribers.



Keeping tabs on companies



Financial Times-owned Broadcast Monitoring Company is introducing

Document Tracker, which will provide clients with annual reports and

interim statements for their companies of choice.



Back to school



Bhs and Good Housekeeping have produced a 32 page supplement on

schoolwear and education issues called Top of the Class to be banded

onto the August issue.



Newspaper Society site



The Newspaper Society has launched a Web site (http://

www.newspapersoc.org.uk)



Telegraph brought to book



The Telegraph has launched Books Direct, a 24 hour bookselling service

to build on its books coverage in the Daily and Sunday Telegraph.



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