MEDIA: In Brief

New directory from IT Systems

New directory from IT Systems

Information Technology Systems has launched a quarterly electronic media

directory called MediaTrack. The product contains 90,000 advertising,

film, television, print, radio, events and music contacts.

Barton takes over Today

Jon Barton, editor of the BBC’s One O’Clock and Six O’Clock News has

been named as editor of Radio 4’s Today programme. He will be replaced

by Radio 5 Live executive editor Jonathan Baker.

ITN takes on Dhaliwal

Daljit Dhaliwal has been appointed presenter of ITN World News.

Dhaliwal, a freelance presenter on ITN World News since December 1995,

replaces Katie Haswell who has left to join the BBC’s The Really

Useful Show.

No plans to replace BBC’s O’Kill

BBC news and current affairs has announced that, due to cut backs, no

plans have been made to replace Peter O’Kill, BBC TV news programme

editor, who recently took voluntary early retirement. His

responsibilities will be shared among the editorial staff.

Naked Talent to launch in 1997

Naked Productions is to launch Naked Talent, a monthly style magazine

designed to reveal Britain’s ‘unexposed talent’. The magazine will be

distributed by Time Out Distribution early next year.

ARK 2 goes to South Africa

ARK2, the Christian lifestyle TV channel which has recently lost cable

carriage in Britain, has signed a pounds 1.3 million deal with UPLINK, a

new South African satellite channel, to air its 20 hours of current

affairs, music, feature and children’s programmes.

Carpenter moves to Telegraph

Louise Carpenter, features editor of Marie Claire, has been made

assistant editor of theTelegraph Magazine. She replaces Will Ellsworth-

Jones who has been promoted to deputy editor.

Joyce quits 19 for freelance role

April Joyce, editor of IPC magazine’s 19, has left to go freelance. Lee

Kynaston will be acting editor until the role is filled.

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