Gresty travels with Conde Nast
Conde Nast is launching a British edition of Traveller magazine in
September next year. Deborah Gresty, currently publisher of Conde Nast’s
House and Garden, becomes publisher of the new title. An editor has yet
to be appointed. Meanwhile Conde Nast’s GQ Active magazine, launched in
May this year, goes monthly from April 1997.
Harpers goes abroad
National Magazine Company’s Harpers and Queen is also working on the
launch of a new travel magazine called Harpers Abroad. No date has been
given for its launch.
World News moves to EBN
ITN’s 30-minute daily programme World News is moving from NBC to EBN,
the cable and satellite channel owned by Flextech and Dow Jones. The
deal includes a new half-hour review from ITN called World Focus which
will be broadcast on EBN at weekends.
NewsIndex offers new service
London-based NewsIndex is launching a new press cuttings service which
it says will offer clients substantial savings. It provides a brief
personalised daily summary of national newspapers.
Robinson to edit Radio Times
Sue Robinson has been appointed editor of BBC Magazines’ Radio Times,
replacing Nicholas Brett who is now publishing director. She was
previous executive editor.
New travel title for business
Miller Freeman will launch Business Travel News Europe later this month
as a bi-monthly magazine targeting business travel managers. The first
three issues will be edited by Miller Freeman’s BTN North America editor
David Meyer, who is based in New York, with Jeannette Hyde, TTG Europe’s
editor co-editing. These roles will be reversed in 1997.
Simons takes helm at Meridian
Richard Simons has been appointed to the new role of controller of
programmes and production at Meridian Broadcasting. He was head of
features, factual programmes at Carlton and previously spent 17 years at