Brownlow new Border TV md

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.

Newspaper awards

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.

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