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Archant
BOAT International
Discoco
Hastings & St Leonard Observer
Hitched
ITV News
A Little Insight
MyLondon
PR for the People
Rhotic Media
The Telegraph
VICE (UK)
The Week UK
Freelance Update - Lauren Cochrane
Freelance Update - Niall Julian
International Media Moves


Archant
Frances Berry
has been appointed Editor of the Archant titles the Romford Recorder, Ilford Recorder, Newham Recorder, Barking&Dagenham Post and East London Advertiser. Franki, previously Chief Reporter for North London, can be reached at the same email address. Her Twitter handle is @FBerrynews

BOAT International
Senior Editor Sophia Wilson has now returned from maternity leave at BOAT International. In addition, Laura Nicholls has joined as Commercial Content Editor and Ria Wolstenholme has joined as a Digital Writer.

Discoco
Isabel Mohan (@isabel_m_mohan) is Co-Founder of Discoco, a new website with a mission to demystify and declutter the world of personal development and online courses. Isabel is keen to hear about brilliant online courses and any interesting case studies, books, podcasts and tools relating to self-development in general. Discoco can be found on Instagram @discoco_hq 

Hastings & St Leonards Observer
Stephen Wynn-Davies
has been promoted to Chief Reporter at the Hastings & St Leonards Observer. Stephen, previously a Senior Reporter, will continue in that role for the Bexhill Observer and the Eastbourne Herald. His Twitter handle is @SWynn_Davies

Hitched
Lucy Addicott
has joined Hitched as a Digital Writer. Lucy, previously a Style Intern at heatCloser and Bella, can be reached via email or found on Linkedin.

ITV News
Anushka Asthana
will be joining ITV News as Deputy Political Editor. Anushka is Editor-at-Large at The Guardian, where she presents the Today in Focus daily podcast. She can be found tweeting at @AnushkaAsthana

A Little Insight
News and culture website A Little Insight has announced a new team under founder and Editor-in-Chief Isabella Boneham:
Robert Macfarlane, Marie-Claire Maude and Maddie Bridge-Davies are Current Affairs Editors.
Issy Golding, Bethan Collins and Charis Gambon are History Editors.
The Environment Editors include Maryam Arshad, Francesca McClimont and Freya Graham.
The Culture Editors are Eleonora Girotto, Chloe Lawson and Dunya Simões.

MyLondon
Ruby Gregory
is now a Community Reporter at MyLondon covering Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Croydon. Contact Ruby via email or find her on Twitter @RubyLGregory

PR for the People
Lucy Sambrook
and Toya Satnarine have launched PR for the People, a new inclusive platform connecting journalists directly with diverse experts, personalities and indie biz owners without PR agency support. Journalists can join the Facebook group for free to post journo requests or browse the members directory to find an expert or case study. You can also follow them on Instagram @prforthepeople

Rhotic Media
Rhotic Media has announced three new recruits who will work on editorial briefs for clients in Institutional and Retail Finance. They all start on Tuesday 6 April 2021:
Simon Watkins joins the Institutional Finance team from the Financial Conduct Authority where he was an editor responsible for the regulator’s thought leadership output. Prior to this he was the City editor at the Mail on Sunday between 2013-2017, having worked as markets editors and deputy city editor prior to that.
Brian Gorman will also be joining the Institutional Finance team, reporting to Nick Reeve. Most recently, he was a writer and analyst for Cerulli Associates, having spent five years at Reuters as an equities correspondent prior to that. Before Reuters, Brian worked on the City desk at The Scotsman for three years and as a commodities reporter at Bloomberg.
Sabuhi Gard will be joining the Retail Finance team. She was most recently digital content editor at Incisive Works – the content marketing arm of Incisive Media, where she worked on clients including Architas, JP Morgan, Pictet and Liontrust. Prior to that she worked for accounting software giant Sage as a content writer and as the finance editor for Yahoo UK.

The Telegraph
Christopher Williams
, previously Business Editor for The Sunday Telegraph, now holds the title across all print and digital editions of The Telegraph. Chris, who has been with the paper since 2011, can be reached via email or found on Twitter @cg_williams

VICE (UK)
Illustrator, journalist and social media specialist Hatti Rex has been appointed Associate Social Editor at VICE. Hatti, who is also Contributing Editor at Polyester magazine, can be reached via email or found on Twitter @HattiRex.

The Week UK
Joe Evans
has been appointed World News Editor at The Week, where he was previously Acting News Editor. Joe, who worked freelance before joining the title, can be reached via email. His Twitter handle is @joeevanswrites


Freelance Update - Lauren Cochrane

The Guardian’s Senior Fashion writer Lauren Cochrane has a new book, The Ten: the stories behind the Fashion Classics, coming out with Welbeck on 29 April. A social and cultural history of the 10 items we all wear every day, The Ten includes deep dive explorations into each item's history, how it gained its reputation, and what it means today, accompanied by stylish photography and illustrations as well as expert interviews ranging from A-Cold-Wall's Samuel Ross on the hoodie, Arthur Beale's owner on the Breton and Biba's Barbara Hulanicki on the miniskirt. Lauren has written widely on fashion and culture for Vogue, i-D, The Face, as well as The Guardian. She is available for interview, and to write features around the subjects in the book - and beyond.

Freelance Update - Niall Julian
Niall Julian
is a freelance motoring journalist and photographer and is available for automotive commissions, reviews, features and photoshoots. He is the Editor of the award-winning classic car website Take to the Road, which was founded in 2015. In addition, he is a regular contributor to Hagerty UK and the recently launched luxury and lifestyle publication 96 Magazine. He is also a member of The Guild for Motoring Writers and has over 20 years’ experience in Digital Media. He can be reached via email as well as on Twitter @Take2theRoad

 

International Media Moves

Fanpage 
Francesco Cancellato
 is now Managing Director of the Italian online newspaper Fanpage, where he was previously Deputy Director and Editor-in-Chief. He succeeds Francesco Piccinini, who after eight years at the title is pursuing other goals with the publisher Ciaopeople. In addition, Fanpage’s Politics Editor Adriano Biondi has taken up the Deputy Director role in addition to his current responsibilities.

La Prealpina 
Daniele Bellasio
 is now Managing Director of the Italian regional newspaper La Prealpina, succeeding Maurizio Lucchini. Daniele is also the Director of CattolicaNews, the online magazine of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. He can be found on Twitter @dbellasio

RTL 102.5 
Luca Viscardi
 is now a Presenter for the Italian national radio station RTL 102.5. Luca, previously Station Manager at Radio Number One, will present the evening show ‘I Cervellini’ at 9pm every day.

Courier Mail
Madura McCormack
 is now Federal Political Reporter at the Courier Mail. Madura has joined from The NT News where she was Political Reporter. Contact her via email or find her on Twitter @maduramccormack

 

 


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