This week’s Media Updates covers moves and changes at news titles including the BBC, Daily Star and The Scotsman; fashion, lifestyle and entertainment titles including The Telegraph, Jamie Magazine and Haymarket Group; business and finance changes at The London Evening Standard, Third Sector and EasyJet Traveller and Health, Science and Technology changes at PharmaTimes and International Business Times UK
News & Current Affairs
- Anne Robinson is stepping down as presenter on BBC One’s consumer programme Watchdog to begin filming a new series for BBC One
- Luke Gardener has been appointed sports reporter at the Daily Star. He was previously a reporter at the Biggleswade Chronicle
- Chris McCall has been appointed multimedia journalist at The Scotsman
- Dominic Booth has been appointed reporter at Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury
- The Data Journalism Blog is about to relaunch with a new design. The site is currently down.
- Archant London’s Romford and Havering Post, a free newspaper in Havering, has been relaunched in tabloid format
- Teesdale Mercury has launched a new rural life supplement called Farm and Country Monthly
- Joshua Thomas has left his role as reporter at Haverhill Echo
- Hayley Robinson has left her role as chief reporter at Sittingbourne News Extra and Sittingbourne Messenger
Fashion, Lifestyle & Entertainment
- The Telegraph’s Stella magazine has undergone a brand refresh with changes to its look and content offering. The magazine has introduced a new beauty section titled Hit Refresh as well as a new fashion and beauty men’s column by Lee Kynaston. Meanwhile, a new fashion editor-at-large, Sarah Clark, has been appointed, having previously worked for Marie Claire, Glamour and Red.
- Clare Knivett has been promoted to food editor at Jamie Magazine from her previous role as assistant editor
- Michela Colling has been appointed style editor at Ideal Home. She was previously acting style editor
- Haymarket Consumer Media has appointed Jim Holder as editorial director of the Haymarket Automotive division, comprising the Autocar, PistonHeads and What Car? brands. There have also been several other promotions announced in the same division: Matt Burt becomes Autocar editor, John McIlroy digital editor of Autocar and What Car? and Mark Tisshaw deputy editor of Autocar and What Car?. They will work alongside Will Nightingale, who remains reviews editor of Autocar and What Car?, and Dan Trent, who will continue to edit PistonHeads. Holder will also continue to edit What Car? magazine. In addition, Tom Webster is promoted to the role of news editor for Autocar and What Car?
- Will Findlater has been appointed global editor in chief at bikeradar.com. He was previously the editor in chief at Stuff
- PCGamer.com has launched a new website, PC Gamer Pro, dedicated to esports and competitive gaming
- Phil Savage has been appointed deputy editor at PC Gamer
- Tom Veitch has been appointed staff writer and sub editor at Sporting Gun
- Rifle Shooter, a new monthly newstrade title has been launched by Archant Specialist’s Wokingham office
Business & Finance
- Michael Bow has been appointed city correspondent for the London Evening Standard, The Independent and i Newspaper. He was previously deputy news editor at City A.M.
- Florence Derrick has been appointed associate editor at EasyJet Traveller
- Rebecca Cooney has been appointed charity law and governance reporter at the Third Sector. She was previously a reporter at FE Week
- Katherine Weir has been appointed assistant editor at Fishing News. She was previously digital editor at Triathlon Plus, Running Fitness and Outdoor Fitness
- Civil Society Media has appointed Gareth Jones editor of Charity Finance
Health, Science & Technology
- James Billington has been appointed technology editor at International Business Times UK
- Hugh Gosling has been appointed editor at PharmaTimes