MEDIA: In Brief

Gresty travels with Conde Nast

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


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