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
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://
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.