This week’s Media Updates covers changes at news titles including the Telegraph, Mirror Online and Bath Chronicle; fashion and lifestyle changes at Red. There are also blog spotlights featuring parenting and daddy bloggers.
News & Current Affairs
- Telegraph Media Group has announced they are hiring 40 new recruits with many positions in the digital division, while a number of senior positions have been cut, with blogs editor Damian Thompson and former deputy editor Benedict Brogan among those leaving the organisation.
- Adam Sills has been promoted to head of sport at The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and Telegraph.
- Allister Heath, editor of City A.M. joins TMG as deputy editor in charge of business next month.
- Trinity Mirror has announced the appointment of Pete Picton as editorial director of Mirror Online.
- Alex Brown has been appointed head of content at the Bath Chronicle.
- Ken Duncan has left his role as editor at Buchan Observer. Former deputy editor, Morag Kuc, becomes the new editor.
- Lucy Clarke-Billings is to leave her role as reporter at the Kent & Sussex Courier.
- Sutton Coldfield Observer has changed its name to Royal Sutton Coldfield Observer, following a campaign by the paper to change the town name.
Fashion, Lifestyle & Entertainment
- Becky Gee has been appointed publisher, a newly created role for Red. Currently strategic director fashion and retail at Grazia, Becky will join 19 August.
- An interview with Danny, a father of four from Essex and author of the blog Danny UK. He spoke to us about keeping his posts relevant to the average online reader and the dos and don’ts of working with brand marketers.
- An interview with Jen Dixon, author of My Mummy’s Pennies, a parenting and money-saving blog. She spoke to us about the mix of content that makes up her blog, what puts her off working with PRs and speaking at a blogging conference for the first time this year.