This week’s Media Updates covers moves and changes at news titles including the Daily Mail, Daily Star and the BBC; fashion, lifestyle and entertainment titles including Huffington Post UK and the Stylist magazine; business and finance changes at Inside Housing and Retail Newsagent; and health, science and technology changes at Mobile World Live.
News & Current Affairs
- James Chapman has left his role as political editor at the Daily Mail to take on a new role as director of communications for the Chancellor George Osborne
- Sam Mayers has been appointed showbiz reporter at the Daily Star
- Edith Bowman is to present The Quay Sessions, a new music show for BBC Scotland
- Kevin Hughes has been appointed editor at The Kerryman. He replaces Declan Malone who has now retired
- Ruby Kitchen, Investigations reporter at Harrogate Advertiser, is now on maternity leave
Fashion, Lifestyle & Entertainment
- Ashley Percival has been appointed entertainment reporter at the Huffington Post UK
- Elinor Block has been appointed online fashion and beauty editor at Red Online. She was previously the senior online writer at stylist.co.uk
- Grace Smitham has been appointed senior fashion assistant at Marie Claire. She was previously fashion assistant at Stylist magazine
- Josh Withey has been appointed web editor at Gay Times
- Aceville Publications Ltd’s Cook Vegetarian! magazine has been rebranded as Veggie
- Professor Frances Spalding, C.B.E. has been appointed editor of The Burlington Magazine. She will take up her new role on 17 September. She succeeds the present editor, Richard Shone, who is retiring after 12 years in the role and 36 years on the magazine’s staff.
Business & Finance
- Reporter Daniel Douglas has announced via Twitter that he has left Inside Housing
- Aidan Fortune has been appointed news editor at Meat Trades Journal. He was previously the product news editor at Convenience Store
- Gurpreet Samrai has been appointed news editor at the Retail Newsagent
Health, Science & Technology
- Kavit Majithia has been appointed content editor at Mobile World Live
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