Weller makes music for Guide
The Guardian is covermounting a Paul Weller CD on its listings magazine
The Guide on Saturday, a first for a national newspaper.
LWT to set new Agenda
LWT is launching Agenda, a new current affairs show for Sunday
afternoons, on 16 June. It will be presented by Andrew Rawnsley who
writes for the Observer and presents Channel 4’s A Week in Politics, and
is produced by Wall to Wall Television.
Picardie gets a Life
Justine Picardie has been appointed editor of the Observer’s Life
magazine. She joins from the Sunday Telegraph where she has been
commissioning editor since March.
Fairweather travels for H&Q
Catherine Fairweather, a Rome-based travel writer, has been appointed
travel editor of Harpers & Queen with effect from 1 July when she
returns to the UK. She replaces John Halt who will continue to write for
the magazine on a freelance basis.
VNU makes Room for net user
VNU Publications has launched its first electronic magazine, the Room, a
lifestyle magazine for Internet users. It will be positioned within
VNU’s web site.
Grampian profits soar
Grampian Group, which holds the ITV licence for the north of Scotland,
has announced pre-tax profits up 31.3 per cent to pounds 5.78 million on
turnover of pounds 24.82 million for the year to 29 February.
New motoring ads for net
Link House publications, publisher of Exchange and Mart and sister
company United Provincial Newspapers have created what they claim is the
biggest UK classified motoring site for the Internet.
New sightings of aliens
Ark Soundwaves, publisher of Fortean Times, has launched a bi-monthly
title UFO Reality which will explore the phenomenon and new culture
surrounding it. Meanwhile Rapide Publishing is launching a monthly
magazine Sightings, covering all aspects of UFOs and alien phenomena.