This week’s Media Updates covers changes at news titles including The Guardian, Sunday Mail and Worcester News; fashion and lifestyle changes at Hello! magazine, Woman and House Beautiful; business and finance changes at Charity Times and Retail Express and Health, Science and Technology changes at Eurogamer and Cloud Pro. Also, find out what’s new on Cision’s blog including the Top 10 UK Gaming Blogs and interviews with influencers.
News & Current Affairs
- Guardian News & Media has today announced the appointment of Natalie Nougayrède as columnist, leader writer and foreign affairs commentator. Nougayrède, who stepped down as executive editor and managing editor of Le Monde in May 2014, will join the Guardian’s senior editorial team on 1st October 2014.
- Guardian News & Media (GNM) has today announced that Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Charlie Phillips will be joining the Guardian next month to take up the new position of head of documentaries
- Sunday Mail has appointed Julie-Anne Barnes as feature and news writer at the publication
- Worcester News has appointed David Cosgrove as reporter
- Chris Hill has been appointed Archant Norfolk’s new agricultural, food and farming editor working on the Eastern Daily Press and sister titles
- Neil White, editor of the Derby Telegraph, is to become editor-in-chief of all titles within the Derbyshire and East Staffordshire business unit. Emma Turton, deputy editor of the Burton Mail, becomes editor in Burton, reporting to Neil.
- New Statesmen has now moved to a new address which is 3rd Floor, Farringdon Place, 20 Farringdon Road, London, EC1M 3HE
Fashion, Lifestyle & Entertainment
- HELLO! magazine launched HELLO! Fashion Monthly (HFM) on September 6. Priced at £1 and published on a monthly basis, the new title will be available on a multi-channel platform, aimed at a readership of 18-35-year-old women.
- Woman, the magazine brand for 40-plus women has launched a bi-annual fashion focused spin off – Woman Fashion, an 84 page celebration of high street fashion
- Aceville Publications has launched Your Fitness magazine on the 5 Sept replacing Bodyfit magazine
- Kiera Buckley-Jones has been appointed interiors editor at House Beautiful magazine
Business & Finance
- Matthew Ritchie has been appointed editor at Charity Times
- MoneySavingExpert.com has appointed Sam McFaul as money writer for the website
- Rebekah Tailor will be leaving her post as editor of Group Leisure magazine and its portfolio on 26 September. Her replacement is yet to be announced.
- Rachel Lawler has joined Retail Express as reporter
Health, Science & Technology
Tom Bramwell is stepping down as editor-in-chief of Eurogamer. Oli Welsh has been appointed the new editor of the gaming website and Wesley Yin-Poole will become deputy editor
Max Cooter has announced via Twitter that he is to leave Cloud Pro where he is currently editor, to go freelance
All the action from the gaming world right here on Cision UK’s Top 10 Gaming Blog ranking
While much has been written on the role social media plays in spreading fears of terrorism, the responses from London’s police force last week on the beheading and hoax terror threats prove just how instrumental social media has now become in responding during a crisis – not only for police and government authorities but for us as individuals and publishers in our own right on social media
The announcement of the new Royal baby bumped Scotland off Twitter’s trending list on Monday, but even then both topics have been leading discussions on social media this week. A Cision Social Media analysis
Meet Sam Stephen Martin or Sam Squire as he is known in the blogosphere. A teenager from Lincolnshire, Sam started #1YearOfSquire, a men’s fashion blog that has, in a year, made its mark in the fashion industry and more recently on TV and publishing. Having already worked with major brands and fashion houses, Sam decided to document his successful blogging journey in an eBook, Access All Squire: The Good, The Bad and The Blogly.
Daniel Pharaoh author of the blog Day Out in London and of the eBook 103 Things To Do in London tells us about his blogging journey so far, how he works with PR and what’s going to be big on his blog in the coming months.