MEDIA: In Brief

Musical movement at MF

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

both roles.

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