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Barnet Post
Channel 4
Daily Star Online
GardenersWorld.com
The Liberation Initiatives
Mark Allen Group
Mirror / Express
New Statesman
PA Media
PocketGamer.biz
This is Money
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Freelance Update - Peter Shaw-Smith
International Media Moves

 

Barnet Post
Previously an online-only title, the Barnet Post will be launching a free monthly print edition from July with a circulation of 15,000. The independent title, which first launched digitally in February, will be available to pick up from community venues including cafes, pubs, libraries, community centres, hair salons and places of worship, alongside some door-to-door distribution. Bella Saltiel is the Editor.

Channel 4 
Channel 4 has appointed Mel Bezalel as Commissioning Editor for E4, reporting into Head of Youth and Digital, Karl Warner. Joining in August from RDF Television, in the new role, Bezalel will be focused on finding, developing and overseeing a range of original, large scale unscripted commissions aimed at 16-34s, as well as further developing the relationship between E4 and All 4 growth.

Daily Star Online 
Carly Beech
 has joined the Daily Star Online as a Showbiz Reporter. Carly, previously a Local Reporter for Peterborough Matters, can be reached via email. Her Twitter handle is @carly_beech

GardenersWorld.com
Blake Roberts
has been appointed Acting Deputy Editor of GardenersWorld.com. He is currently Deputy Editor of Grow Your Own Magazine, as well as Co-host of their podcast The Dirt. Blake can be found on Twitter @theblakeroberts

The Liberation Initiatives 
The Liberation Initiatives, a black-owned business and force for systematic change against the social and economic disadvantages faced by the black community, is partnering with award-winning creative agency Rhapsody to launch five A4 magazines to be distributed as part of a national broadsheet newspaper during October 2021 to celebrate Black History Month. The five magazines will each cover a key theme: Arts & Entertainment, Fashion & Beauty, Sport & Wellbeing, Criminal Justice & Finance and Allyship, and each will have a prominent figure in the black community as its guest editor. The titles are looking for writers, editors and photographers to shape the content, as well as black-owned restaurants, brands, businesses, charities and organisations, and exhibitions, books, films and TV shows that champion black talent.  If interested in contributing, or for editorial enquiries, please email Sally McIlhone.

Mark Allen Group
Mark Allen Group has announced the acquisition of 13 magazines and newsletters from Elsevier Limited, part of the RELX Group. This portfolio comprises four magazines (Metal Powder Report, Reinforced Plastics, World Pumps and Filtration & Separation) and nine newsletters (Additives for Polymers, Biometric Technology Today, Computer Fraud and Security, Filtration Industry Analyst, Fuel Cells Bulletin, Membrane Technology, Network Security, Pump Industry Analyst, and Sealing Technology). The publications will come under the umbrella of MA Business.

Mirror / Express
Books Editor Charlotte Heathcote is no longer based at One Canada Square so please could all book publicists remove the address from their mailing lists. She will supply her home address for any titles she needs to see.

New Statesman 
Sarah Dawood
has joined the New Statesman as a Special Projects Writer. Sarah, a former Deputy Editor at Design Week, can be found on Twitter @sarahdawood1

PA Media 
Bronwen Weatherby
has moved to PA Media as a Reporter. Bronwen previously covered crime news for the Camden News Journal and can be found on Twitter @BronWeatherby

PocketGamer.biz 
Matthew Forde
 is now Deputy Editor at PocketGamer.biz, where he was previously Features Editor. Matthew, who also freelances for various outlets, can be reached via email or found on LinkedIn and Twitter @mattforde64

This is Money 
Angharad Carrick 
has moved from City A.M. to This is Money as a Reporter. Angharad, who covers investment, can be reached via email or found on Twitter @angharadcarrick

Thomson Reuters Foundation 
The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of the world’s largest news and information provider, has appointed Yasir Khan as Editor-in-Chief to lead its team of reporters and oversee the digital transformation of its news offering. Khan will join the Foundation on 20 July from Euronews, where he is currently Editor-in-Chief of Digital Platforms. He has more than 20 years of journalism experience across a raft of major international news outlets including Al Jazeera, CBC, CNN and National Geographic.

Freelance Update - Peter Shaw-Smith 
Dubai-based Freelance Journalist and Writer Peter Shaw-Smith is interested to hear from prospective editors requiring coverage from the Middle East, the Gulf Cooperation Council, and particularly the United Arab Emirates. He has been an international journalist for 30 years, over 25 of them in the Middle East, and his work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, The Financial Times, The Times, the Middle East Economic Digest, Fairplay, Jane’s Airport Review, Aviation International News, Campden FB, Law.com International and Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence, covering economics, regulation, investment, infrastructure and projects, aviation, ports and shipping, and oil and gas. Peter can be reached via phone or email.



International Media Moves

Sustainable Truck&Van
Managing Editor Fabrizio Dalle Nogare has launched the website Sustainable Truck&Van, which is focused on low- and zero-emissions trucks and vans as well as sustainability in the field of heavy-duty and commercial vehicle transport. The site, viewable here, aims to support and promote the push towards energy transition in this form of transport.

 

 


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