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FourFourTwo
The Guardian
LBC
OK!
OK! Online
Reuters
SheerLuxe
SILVER
TI Media
Times Money Mentor
Vogue Global Network
The Wall Street Journal
Freelance Update - Rob Walker
Freelance Update - Oliver Taylor
Freelance Update - Melanie Abrams
Freelance Update - Sophie Cullen
International Updates
ARIAS 2020
PPA Scottish Magazine Awards 2019
IBP Awards 2019
Amnesty Media Awards 2020
London Press Club - Long Lunch
Women in Journalism Christmas Party
Writing brilliant features with the FT and Wired
PressPad

FourFourTwo
James Andrew has been appointed Editor at FourFourTwo. He was previously Editor at the news agency Sportsbeat and before that a sports night editor at MailOnline. James can be found tweeting at twitter.com/jamesandrew_

The Guardian
Several changes to The Guardian's senior editorial team have been announced, effective from January:

Owen Gibson, currently Head of National News, has been appointed Deputy Editor.
Nick Hopkins will be Executive Editor, News. He is currently Head of Investigations.
Kira Cochrane, Head of Features, will be promoted to Executive Editor, Features.
Caspar Llewellyn Smith, previously Editor of the Guardian’s digital platforms, is being promoted to Director of Digital Strategy.
Paul Lewis succeeds Nick as Head of Investigations. Paul is currently Associate Editor.
Anushka Asthana, Associate Editor, will be Editor-at-Large.

The Guardian
Joanna Partridge has joined The Guardian as a Business Reporter. Prior to this she was Business Producer at ITV News. She can be found tweeting at twitter.com/joannapartridge

LBC
Aaron Lobo is now an Assistant Producer at LBC for Nick Ferrari at Breakfast and James O'Brien. He was previously a News Producer at Love Sport Radio. Aaron can be found tweeting at twitter.com/aaronloboradio

OK!
OK! magazine’s Associate Editor Annabel Zammit has been promoted to Acting Deputy Editor.

Pádraig Prendergast has been appointed Acting Associate Editor at OK!. Currently Showbiz Producer at ITV's Loose Women, Pádraig will begin his new role on 2 January.

OK! Online
Ayla Soguksu has been appointed Digital News Reporter for OK! Online, where she'll be covering celebrity news. She would like to receive PR pitches with the possibility of interviewing celebrities. Ayla can be found tweeting at twitter.com/aylasoguksu06

Reuters
Oliver Griffin is now a Colombia Correspondent, based in Bogotá, for Reuters. He was previously a Reporter for Dow Jones Newswires in Barcelona, and from 2016 to 2017 was a Freelance Correspondent in Latin America. Oliver can be found tweeting at twitter.com/oliggriffin

SheerLuxe
Harriet Russell has been appointed Features Editor at SheerLuxe. She was previously a Financial Services Reporter at The Telegraph, and now covers an array of subjects, including health, travel, parenting and more.

SILVER
Title Media has launched the print edition SILVER magazine, a new quarterly publication aimed at men and women aged 50+ with a touch of punk in their hearts. The website can be viewed at silvermagazine.co.uk, their Twitter is twitter.com/SilverMagUK and they are also in Instagram and FacebookSam Harrington-Lowe is Publisher & Managing Editor at Title Media and CEO of SILVER and Karen Pasquali Jones is the print magazine Editor. They are offering special deals on subscriptions for a limited period of time and the link is on the website.

TI Media
Kate Burnett has joined the TI Media Life & Style team as Executive Editor of LivingetcHomes & Gardens and 25 Beautiful Homes. She will be with the team while Sarah Spiteri is on maternity leave. Kate will be based at the TI Media Marsh Wall offices

Times Money Mentor
The Times and The Sunday Times have launched Times Money Mentor, a free and independent personal finance website: www.thetimes.co.uk/money-mentor. The website covers major life events, such as buying your own home and getting married to starting a business and planning for retirement. It provides clear, jargon-free information to help make readers feel confident about making financial decisions. The website includes in-depth how-to guides, inspirational real-life stories, videos, Q&As, plus product tables that rate thousands of financial products, from credit cards to travel insurance.

The website is edited by Ruth Emery, formerly deputy Money editor of The Sunday Times. Katie Binns, a Sunday Times journalist, joins as a full-time writer, and Georgie Frost, a freelance journalist, joins as a part-time writer. Times Money Mentor is overseen by The Times and The Sunday Times money editor, James Coney.

Vogue Global Network
Ellen Stewart has just started as Social Editorial Content Lead for Vogue Global Network. She was previously Content Director at PinkNews. Ellen can be found on TwitterInstagram and Snapchat under the handle @ellenrstewart.

The Wall Street Journal
Anna Hirtenstein has been appointed Markets Reporter, based in London, at The Wall Street Journal. She was previously an investment banker at Greentech Capital Advisors and prior to that worked at Bloomberg as a Reporter. Anna can be found tweeting at twitter.com/ahirtens

Freelance Update - Rob Walker
Rob Walker has re-located to Washington DC where he is working as a freelance journalist for UK national newspapers. He is interested to hear from America-based PRs with ideas for culture and lifestyle stories. Actors, comedians, musicians, photographers, authors - they're all of interest if they have something newsy to shout about and especially if they are about to embark on a UK tour or open a new show. Curtain raiser articles for new US exhibitions, films, plays are also welcome. Rob can be reached via Twitter @GlobalNewsJunky

Freelance Update - Oliver Taylor
Oliver Taylor is available for commissions. Oliver is a freelance journalist specialising in covering the intersection of race, politics and culture. He has previously written for the The Guardian, working on national news and podcasting/audio storytelling. For commissions and opportunities, Oliver can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/otaylortweets

Freelance Update - Melanie Abrams
Freelance Journalist Melanie Abrams is now available for commissions covering fashion, watches, jewellery and the arts. She has written for a number of publications, including the Financial Times, New York TimesThe Guardian, Vogue and Condé Nast Traveller.

Freelance Update - Sophie Cullen
Freelance Beauty Editor Sophie Cullen, formerly Beauty Editor at Condé Nast’s BRIDES, is available for commissions. She specialises in all things beauty, health, wellness and fitness, and writes for a number of UK and international titles. She is Co-Founder of The Bridal Beauty Festival, which launches in March. For freelance commissions, Sophie can found on Instagram at www.instagram.com/whatsophieeesaw. Sophie has also set up Sophie Cullen Consultancy and her website can be viewed at www.sophiecullen.com

International Updates

Glamour (Italy)
The Italian version of the international beauty magazine Glamour is ceasing, effective in January 2020. Launched in 1992, it mainly focuses on beauty and lifestyle.

MessaggeroVeneto
The Italian regional daily newspaper MessaggeroVeneto has now relaunched its YouTube channel. In addition to creating new video content, the project aims to generate social involvement by engaging high school students from Udine and Pordenone, who will organise and create the content under the supervision of professional journalists.

Awards

ARIAS 2020
The Audio & Radio Industry Awards 2020 will take place at the iconic London Palladium on Wednesday 4th March 2020. Celebrating the best in audio and radio, there are 23 awards to be won in categories such as Best New ShowBest Music Breakfast ShowFunniest Show and Best Sports Show. Judging has now begun with nominees being announced 15th January 2020.
For full details of categories, visit the official website. Once nominations have been announced, tickets will go on sale to join the biggest names in audio and radio at the Palladium.

PPA Scottish Magazine Awards 2019
The winners have been announced for the PPA Scottish Magazine Awards 2019, the premier celebration of achievement in the vibrant Scottish professional publishing industry. The Awards took place in The Hub, Edinburgh, and the full list can be viewed here

IBP Awards 2019
The results of the IBP Journalism Awards 2019 have been announced! The overall winner of the title of IBP Journalist of the Year is Zak Garner-Purkis, Head of content, Construction News. Judges agree he showed just how newsy the construction sector is, with his winning articles in the Construction/Infrastructure and Scoop of the Year categories.

Deciding who was the best of the best in each category was often difficult, but a series of worthy winners slowly emerged – with one very deserving overall winner with a series of articles and a Scoop, which the judges said was “journalism at its best.” The full results can be viewed here. The Awards Bulletin, full results and judges' comments in each category can be viewed here.

The IBP Communication and PR Awards 2019 were presented in conjunction with the Journalism Awards as part of the 'Build on 50' programme, to mark the 50th Anniversary of International Building Press.The Communication and PR Awards judging panels are chaired by leading built environment magazine editors who judge all the entries with PR Practitioners, the Winners therefore represent the best work in the sector for 2019. The results can be seen here

Amnesty Media Awards 2020
Amnesty International UK is inviting entries for its 28th annual Media Awards, a prestigious set of awards that recognise the vital role journalists play and the serious risks they face in highlighting human rights abuses around the world. Entries can now be submitted at: amnesty-media-awards.org.uk. The closing date for entries is Thursday 23 January 2020 and the award ceremony will be held in London on Wednesday 22 April 2020. Entries must be from a media outlet based in the UK and published or broadcast for the first time in the UK between 1 January and 31 December 2019.

Events

London Press Club - Long Lunch
This year’s Long Lunch is at Ye Olde London on 6 December, 42 Ludgate Hill, EC4M 7DE from 12:00. Thanks once more to our friends at Associated British Ports, we will be gathering to remember those legendary ‘long lunches’ of the old Fleet Street. Tickets for London Press Club Members and their guests are only £10 (£8.33 plus VAT @ 20%) and include food and drinks. Admission by pre-booked ticket only, find them here

Women in Journalism Christmas Party
Jingle all the way down to News UK for WIJ’S Annual Christmas Party! 9 December, 7pm to 9pm. Members £15, non members £25, book tickets here.

Writing brilliant features with the FT and Wired
The IBP Futures Group and City University invites you to hear from two of the UK’s top feature journalists about how they craft memorable long-form stories. (Emma Jacobs, Features Writer at The FT, and Matt Reynolds, Science Editor at Wired). Come to this free event to learn how they consistently write features that bring to life complex topics in memorable ways to change perceptions, set agendas and turn heads.

The event is on Monday 9 December, 6:15pm-7:45pm, Republic, 2 Clove Crescent, East India, London, E14 2BE. Extra tickets have just been released, book a place here

PressPad
PressPad, which launches on 28 January 2020, is an award-winning social enterprise which matches interns with senior journalists who have a spare room and they are trying to raise £30,000 through crowdfunding this month. It costs a young person more than £1,000 to do a month of unpaid work experience in the capital, according to estimates by the Sutton Trust. This prices out talented people from diverse backgrounds who simply can’t afford to get their foot in the door.

It's therefore no surprise that only 11% of journalists come from a working class background. More than half of the country’s top journos went to private schools and 94% of journalists in the UK are white. PressPad believes it is crucial to create a more representative media that serves the interests of everyone in the UK.

That’s why PressPad have launched a crowdfunder and they need your help to make sure it’s successful. Pledge to #DiversifyTheMedia today: www.diversifythemedia.com

About Natalie Beale

Natalie is Cision's Senior Alerts Editor in London, and writes the UK Media Moves.

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