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UK – 13 December 2012

This week’s Media Updates covers changes at Entertainment and Lifestyle outlets, BBC London and Bauer Media; News and current affairs, The Times and the Daily Telegraph; Business changes at Bdaily and Intent Media; and an online tech change at GamesRadar. There are also the blog spotlights highlighting various views on a range of subjects and updates from around the world giving a view of other countries.

Fashion, Lifestyle & Entertainment

Broadcast

  • Penny Smith is joining Paul Ross to co-present The Breakfast Show on BBC London 94.9FM. Penny, who was previously a presenter on GMTV, will replace Gaby Roslin on 2 January 2013.

Magazines

  • Claire Irvin has been appointed editor-in-chief across Bauer Media’s parenting portfolio. Claire previously worked at Hearst UK where she was editor of SHE Magazine.

  • Richard Young has been appointed editor at Hertfordshire Life. Richard replaces Clare Bourke who has left after five-and-a-half years in the role.

  • Antonia Kanczula has been appointed editor of Scouting. Antonia replaces Elis Matthews and can be contacted by email via antonia.kanczula@scout.org.uk. All press materials should be sent via the main email address magazine@scout.org.uk.

Online

  • Tim Pollard has been appointed head of MSN Cars. Tim is currently associate editor of CAR magazine and will start his new role on 21 January 2013. 

Blog Spotlight

  • The All About Hair blog covers beauty, style, travel and wine. The blog has an archive dating back to March 2011 and can be found on Twitter @UKAllAboutHair.

News & Current Affairs

Newspapers

  • James Harding has resigned as editor of The Times. In a resignation speech to his staff, James said it had become clear to him that News Corporation wanted to appoint a new editor. He had been playing a key part in the press industry’s attempt to implement Leveson’s recommendations.

  • Steve Hawkes has been appointed consumer affairs editor at The Daily Telegraph. Steve is leaving his role of business editor at The Sun.

  • Dana Gloger is leaving her role as consumer affairs editor at the Mail on Sunday on 29 December. She will join Portland Communications in the New Year. A replacement is yet to be announced.

  • Garry McGurk is leaving his role as sports editor at the Daventry Express. The move comes after the decision to merge the sports editor roles on the Northampton Chronicle and Echo and the Daventry Express.

Bureau

Blog Spotlight

  • The Stumbling and Mumbling blog covers the economy, UK politics and UK news. The blog has an archive dating back to March 2009, shares an extensive blog roll and its author Chris Dillow can be found on Twitter @CJFDillow.

Business & Finance

Online

  • Bdaily has been acquired by technology group Ground Six Limited. Its new address is Bdaily Ltd, Spaceworks, Benton Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7LX. Editor Tom Keighley’s phone number is now 0191 223 6791.

Publishers

Blog Spotlight

  • The Make Me Some Money blog covers financial trading, stocks, bonds and financial news. The blog has an archive dating back to July 2007 and its author Alan Lee can be found on Twitter @makemoneyalan.

Health, Science &Technology

Online

  • GamesRadar has been redesigned. The site has a new layout, updated social features and easier navigation.

Blog Spotlight

  • Nik’s Learning Technology Blog covers learning technology modules, research and technology business. The blog has an archive dating back to April 2007 and its author Nik Peachey can be found on Twitter @NikPeachey.

Around the World

  • Victoria Carey has been appointed editor-in-chief Vogue Living Australia and Country Style.

  • Siyanda Stofile has been appointed style editor for African Poize Magazine.

  • Sharri Markson has been appointed editor of Cleo (Australia) and will start in January 2013.

  • Brian Clancy has retired from his role of wool editor at The Weekly Times (Australia).

  • Sandy Nene has been appointed social media specialist and entertainment reporter at Inanda 88.4FM radio station in Durban, South Africa.

  • Adel Al Toraifi has been appointed Editor-in-chief of Asharq Al-Awsat, a daily newspaper from Saudi Arabia.

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