This week’s Media Updates covers moves and changes at news titles including the Guardian and Daily Star; fashion, lifestyle and entertainment titles including GQ Style and Fabulous Magazine ; business and finance changes at Retail Week and Air Cargo Week.
News & Current Affairs
Aaron Bower has been appointed rugby league correspondent at the Guardian
Duncan Wright has announced that he will be leaving his role as head of sport online at Express Newspapers at the end of February
Kim Carr, Daily Star music features editor, has left the paper after 10 years to go freelance, covering entertainment, particularly music, showbiz and TV, parenthood, babies and toddlers, and general copywriting assignments. Kim can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or Twitter @kimdcarr1
Hannah Devlin been appointed science correspondent at the Guardian
Katherine Rushton has been appointed media and technology editor at the Daily Mail. She was previously US business editor at the Daily Telegraph
Cathal McMahon has left his role as crime reporter at the Irish Daily Mirror
Sam Meadows has been appointed reporter at Hertfordshire Mercury
Newsquest Media Group has appointed Toby Granville as editorial development director. Toby is currently group editor of Newsquest Dorset which includes the Dorset Echo and the Daily Echo in Bournemouth
Keith Ridley, has left his role as editor-in-chief for Johnston Press in East Sussex after a 42-year career in local newspapers and media., Keith has been responsible for the Herald and Gazette in Eastbourne, as well as the Hastings Observer series in Hastings, Bexhill, Rye and Battle, and latterly, the Sussex Express
· A new metered paywall has been launched for the Jersey Evening Post website
Business & Finance
Caroline Baldwin has been appointed senior reporter at Retail Week. She joins from the website ComputerWeekly.com where she was business editor
Justin Burns has been appointed assistant editor at Air Cargo Week
Alpha Journal, a site aimed at the global alternative investment fund community, has launched
Fashion, Lifestyle & Entertainment
Backpass magazine has been acquired by Extra Time Publishing and renamed as Extra Time & Backpass
Joshua Atkins has been promoted to food editor at the LGBT lifestyle magazine, So So Gay. He was previously food writer at the publication
Matt Mueller has been appointed as the new editor of Screen International and ScreenDaily.com. He was formerly editor of Total Film for six years and the UK edition of Premiere magazine for three years.
Screen International has appointed Fionnuala Halligan as chief film critic and reviews editor
Luke Day has been promoted to editor of GQ Style. He was previously fashion director at the publication
Sinead McIntyre has appointed editor of The Sun on Sunday’s Fabulous Magazine, after almost two years as acting editor
Check out the nominees for the forthcoming BAFTAs & Oscars 2015 in Cision UK’s Top 10 Film blogs!
Despite the role Twitter plays for journalists, a larger question on the matter of profitability looms large for the company that is yet to break even. Can the microblogging platform’s future depend on breaking news alone?
Paul Bond, senior road tester at Auto Trader UK, spoke to us about embracing the digital era, the “key strengths” of good PRs and being labelled a “less handsome” Jason Statham.
A guest post by Jim Hawker, co-owner of Threepipe, an integrated marketing agency, on the latest Cision Social Journalism Study and what it means for PRs using social media to pitch to the press
Americans were estimated to have spent over $14 billion on Super Bowl XLIX, and while it may be some time before UK firms match that investment, a number of them are using online channels to contribute to the advertising extravaganza
Jessica Jade, author of beauty, hair and lifestyle blog, girlycopyright, spoke to us about the best practices marketers need to keep in mind when working with her and partnering with top brands including the House of Fraser.
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