Musical movement at MF
Miller Freeman Entertainment has appointed managing editor Selina Webb
as editor of Music Week and deputy editor Ajax Scott as editor of Music
Business International. The new editors will report to editor-in-chief
Steve Redmond, who used to edit both titles.
Pearson buys into Africa
Pearson, the international media group, has acquired 50 per cent of the
South African Business Day and Financial Mail creating a new company
with Times Media Limited called African Business Media. The deal also
includes a TV production company, African Business Channel, which
produces a nightly business news programme on national TV.
Eshun takes reins at Arena
Ekow Eshun, editor of the Monitor arts section of the Face magazine, has
been made editor of Arena. He replaces Peter Howarth who recently left
to become editor of Esquire. Laura Craik, the Face features assistant,
will replace him as Monitor editor.
March sees start of Family Fun
dmg Home Interest Magazines is to launch Family Fun on 5 March 1997.
The bi-monthly aimed at families with children aged 4 to 12, will focus
on lifestyle features and include a directory of nationwide events and
activities and a children’s supplement. Julia Sugden will edit the new
PR Week publisher buys new title
Haymarket Business Publications has purchased Argus Media’s bi-monthly,
Exhibition Management and plans to merge it with its own Marketing Event
in February. Carol Boxall edited the December/ January issue before
handing over to Marketing Event editor Alyson Cook.
ITN goes Chinese in new year
ITN will open a news bureau in Beijing on 1 January. Mark Austin, ITN’s
Asia correspondent; Jon Steele, cameraman, and producer Glenda Spiro,
will work out of both the Beijing and Hong Kong offices.
Loaded creates new role
IPC’s Loaded, the top-selling men’s title, has created the position of
features editor. De-puty editor Tim Southwell had previously taken on