Brownlow new Border TV md
Peter Brownlow has been appointed managing director of Border Television
following James Graham’s promotion to chairman. Brownlow was previously
managing director of radio, setting up Border’s radio subsidiary Century
Radio in the north east.
Watson takes Country Homes
Julia Watson moves from editor of IPC’s Country Homes and Interiors to
sister title Homes and Gardens. She replaces Amanda Evans who is leaving
to spend more time with her family.
DTI offers cyber cash
The DTI is providing pounds 750,000 in funding for a joint newspaper and
magazine industry project to help them develop electronic products.
Mediabase UK, an Internet site, is being developed by publishing
industry research body PIRA International, the Newspaper Society and the
Periodical Publishers Association.
Gobby keeps in fashion
Geraldine Gobby has been appointed fashion director of Good
Housekeeping. She is currently marketing manager for Alexon Group.
Whitbread race goes on air
The whole Whitbread Round the World Race is to be televised throughout
the UK by BBC2 in 35 weekly half hour evening programmes.
Pearson heads Pearson video
Mike Andrews has been made general manager of Pearson New
Entertainment’s UK video operation Pearson New Video. He joins from EMI
where he was marketing director of Chrysalis Records UK.
Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has picked up the editor of the year
award at the annual What the Paper’s Say Awards. The Daily Mail was
voted Newspaper of the Year. The scoop of the year went to The Sun
editor Stuart Higgins.
Forgan quits BBC Radio
Liz Forgan has resigned as managing director of BBC Radio after only
three years of her anticipated five year contract. No reason has
been given by the BBC for her departure.