Entries by Mital Patel

Media Spotlight: The Style Lane

The Style Lane, a new online fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine, was founded by its editor Penny Lane.  Penny launched the site because she wanted to deliver an online magazine, specifically designed for women who love to consume snippets of fashion, beauty, travel and home style information. Penny said: “Busy women often don’t have the […]

Media Spotlight: Scottish Pharmacist

Scottish Pharmacist distributes 3,500 copies to all community, hospital, academic and industry pharmacists as well as pharmacy technicians and pre-registration trainees. It also mails directly to pharmaceutical companies, buyers, wholesalers and industry/professional representation bodies. Scottish Pharmacist’s readership is estimated at 9,000. Scottish Pharmacist was established as a sister title to Pharmacy in Focus, after Profile […]

Journalist Spotlight: Pippa Vosper

Pippa Vosper is the acting fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar and a blogger at MaternallyChic. Vosper joined Harper’s Bazaar in 2011, after working for many years in the creative advertising industry. She previously contributed at L’uomo Vogue, i-D, American Vogue, W and Interview. Pippa: Having worked in creative advertising, I decided to leave the industry […]

Journalist Spotlight: Samuel Luckhurst, Huffington Post

Samuel Luckhurst joined the Huffington Post UK as sports reporter in March 2012, having previously interned for Sabotage Times and written a football blog called FootballFix. Following a BA in English and American literature, Samuel obtained an MA in journalism at Medway’s Centre for Journalism where he cut his teeth conducting “vox pops”, editing radio […]

Journalist Spotlight: Danny Brogan

On March 26th 2012 Danny Brogan joined Pocket-lint as contributing editor, working on the news team for the consumer tech and gadgets site. After graduating with a post-graduate diploma from the London School of Journalism in 2006, Danny worked as a music journalist for a free weekly magazine before landing a job at Mobile Choice, […]

Media Spotlight: BritMums

BritMums was launched as British Mummy Bloggers in 2008 by founder and former marketing executive Susanna Scott: “I was inspired by the burgeoning number of mum bloggers and created a social networking site where mums could talk about their blogs and about experiences in parenthood.” Today, BritMums is the “UK’s largest and most influential network […]

Journalist Spotlight: Ursula Dewey

Ursula Dewey is the new fashion and beauty editor of http://www.sofeminine.co.uk/, one of the largest online women’s magazines in the UK with 558,000 monthly unique users. Ursula says: “I will be focusing on affordable fashion, style inspiration, launches, new labels and get the look features. I will also be focusing on the latest beauty launches, […]

Journalist Spotlight: Nicola Joyce

Freelance journalist Nicola Joyce specialises in writing about sport, fitness, nutrition and health. She has contributed to publications ranging from Good Housekeeping, Muscle & Fitness, Body Fit and Coast to Women’s Running, Women’s Fitness, Sportsister and Triathlete’s World. Nicola says “I’m a passionate sportsperson, and I like to ‘walk the talk’. I’ve swum the English […]

Media Spotlight: THE TENNIS SPACE

Mark Hodgkinson left the Daily Telegraph in 2011 to start The Tennis Space, having identified a gap in the market for “an entertaining, engaging and intelligent tennis website”. With a site addressing “all aspects of the professional game, lifestyle and travel, with some serious in-depth sports writing and fantastic photography,” Hodgkinson is now relishing the […]

Media Spotlight: Footy-Boots

Having begun life in 2006 as a series of niche articles, Footy-Boots.com is now a football apparel review site that, according to editor Alan Spurgeon, reaches four million people worldwide. Despite the growth, Alan says “Footy-Boots.com remains independent, relying upon a small team of staff and modern technology to engage with our fans.”  With both the European Championships […]

Media Spotlight – sportinglife.com

Founded as a newspaper in 1859, sportinglife.com exists today as a  website marrying live sports content with betting information and opportunities. Editor-in-chief of 365 Media Group Graham Shaw says, “when the site was launched in 1996, it was envisaged that the main revenue stream would be from betting, and that remains the case today. However, […]

Media Spotlight: MSN Travel

On 17th November MSN UK launched a new look, shifting towards more real-time content and user engagement, as well as a cleaner layout. Poorna Shetty, Editor of MSN Lifestyle and Travel, was tasked with taking these changes on board, particularly the real-time content aspect, and curating expert content. Poorna says “for MSN Travel, this involved […]

Media Spotlight : Gizmodo UK

Following an 18 month stint as Gizmodo US ’ contributing editor, Kat Hannaford returned to Future Publishing in August 2011 to launch Gizmodo UK. “Editorially, there are many differences to working on Gizmodo UK compared to other sites. Having worked on the launch, and now editing the site, I find that there’s not much time […]

Journalist Spotlight: Karen Bryan

Blogger and Freelancer Karen Bryan launched her first website Europe a la Carte in 2002. Karen says “Europe a la Carte was intended to be a resource for independent travellers putting together their own holiday online and targeted at travellers who can read English and are looking for tips on the best places to visit […]

Media Spotlight: Spabreak Direct

Spabreak Direct was launched in 2002 by managing director Kathryn Colligon. Spabreak Direct quickly “became the official commercial agent for health farms and spas in the UK and was nominated as the Best Spa Booking Agent by the The SPA Traveller Awards 2011”. In December 2008, Spabreak rebranded as Spabreak Direct and launched a new website.  Kathryn […]

Journalist Spotlight: Ian Fraser

Ian Fraser began his journalistic career in the late 80s, initially freelancing for titles including the Daily Telegraph, Observer, Guardian, EuroBusiness and the trade magazine Campaign. His focus became firmly placed on finance and economics in 1997 when he became Director’s Deputy Editor. He then moved on to become the Financial Editor and Deputy Business […]

Media Spotlight: Studio Magazine

In August 2011, STUDIO magazine was launched by Louise Robina Happé, a journalist who found she spent many days flicking through fashion photography and film magazines but never actually found one that suited her. Louise aims for STUDIO to become “a magazine that would encapsulate everything that a female film fan such as myself, and […]

Media Spotlight: Travelllll.com

September saw the launch of travel blogging and media news site Travelllll.com. Co-founder Alastair McKenzie, Vice-Chairman of the British Guild of Travel Writers, believes the travel blogging community has begun to transform itself into a travel blogging industry, organising itself with online networks and forums, social meet-ups and self-improving multi-day conferences. Alastair says “we recognised […]

Media Spotlight: Disegno

Johanna Agerman Ross recently launched Disegno, a London based website, bi-annual magazine and salon dedicated to architecture, design and fashion. Johanna has previously worked on monthly architecture and design magazine Icon and says “monthly magazines face a lot of competition from online publications and don’t necessarily have enough time to make stories that are more […]