Hilton gets Standard City job
Evening Standard managing director Tony Hilton is to replace Ian
Griffiths as City editor. Griffiths is leaving the newspaper at the end
of the year. The change sees Hilton returning to the same job he held
before taking the MD’s role.
Hastings has a Berry New Year
Max Hastings, who takes over as editor of the Evening Standard from
Stewart Stevens in the New Year, has hired Don Berry, who was his former
deputy editor for news at the Daily Telegraph.
Moore builds his team
Charles Moore, who has replaced Hastings as editor of the Daily
Telegraph has brought back Robert Shrimsley as chief political
correspondent from the Financial Times. Former Independent columnist
Sandra Barwick and Evening Standard columnist Craig Brown are also
joining the paper.
UK News gets ready for take off
National news agency UK News will replace its rival the Press
Association as the sole national news agency serving the 11 Express
Newspapers and Mirror Group titles from 1 January.
Telephones overtake television
Telephone lines installed by cable operators have exceeded the number of
cable connections for the first time according to the Independent
Television Commission. The figures show a 113 per cent increase in cable
telephone lines over the last year, and a 45 per cent increase in homes
subscribing to cable television.
BBC loses the Cup to ITV
The BBC has lost the FA Cup Final to ITV under a new deal reached by the
ITV in partnership with Sky Television and the Football Association. The
deal covers a four year period from the 1997/98 season.
John Smith’s comedy capers
Brewer John Smith is to sponsor six programmes of the Saturday night
television show Jack Dee’s Saturday Night from 9 December. Because of
Independent Television Commission regulations, the brewer will be unable
to show its Jack Dee ads or refer to the comedian in its sponsorship