UK Media Moves including the FT, The Week, Travel Bulletin and more!

Financial Times
Ignites Europe
Laboratory News
The Alonement podcast
The Week
Travel Bulletin
Uspire Life
West Sussex County Times
Freelance Update - Arthur Goldgaber
Journalist Update - Jack Sommers
CNN en Español
HuffPost Italia
La Repubblica
ForMen
Marie Claire Australia
AA Gill Award
The Webby Awards
Women in Journalism
Business Banking Resolution Service

Financial Times
Stephen Morris, former European Banking Correspondent, is now the FT’s Banking Editor. Stephen joined the paper in 2018 from Bloomberg, where he was a Finance Reporter. He can be found tweeting at @sjhmorris

David Thorpe has been appointed Special Projects Editor across FTAdviser and Financial Adviser, where he is responsible for the creation of long form CPD guides in print and online. David, who has been with the FT since 2017, can be found tweeting at @dthorpejourno

Ignites Europe
Amie Keeley has joined the FT's Ignites Europe as a Reporter. She was previously Head of News at Travel Weekly. Amie can be reached at amie.keeley@ft.com and can be found tweeting at @amiekeeley

Laboratory News
Sarah Lawton has been appointed Editor of Laboratory News at Synthesis Media. Sarah, who has experience as a Science Writer and Editor, can be found on Linkedin.

The Alonement Podcast
Francesca Specter, formerly Deputy Editor at Yahoo Lifestyle UK, has launched the Alonement podcast. Francesca interviews guests – kicking off with Alain de Botton, Poorna Bell and more – about the time they spent alone and why it matters to them. The show is available on Apple PodcastsSpotify and Podbean, with new episodes released every Friday. She would love to hear about guest opportunities for actors, musicians, comedians, authors, presenters and sportspeople, recording remotely for the foreseeable future. She is also happy to take on commissions pertaining to the show's content: how to build solitude skills, practical ways to cope alone and of course self-isolating right now. Follow the podcast on Instagram at @alonementofficial

The Week
Joe Evans has been appointed Acting Digital News Editor at The Week (UK). He was previously Deputy Digital News Editor, a role he started in the autumn. Joe can be found tweeting at @joeeveanswrites

Travel Bulletin
Unique Pattnaik and Vinita Tiwari have joined Travel Bulletin as Online Editors. The team is always on the lookout for news that is relevant to travel agents - such destination updates, new hotels, airline news, product news from travel companies who work with agents and give them commission, and travel trends. They can be found tweeting at @TravelBulletin

Uspire Life
The website Uspire Life has now launched, presenting a different view of the world's news, from the ordinary to the extraordinary. A positive and uplifting site, the aim is to report on the latest news from a different angle and to include the good that is going on in the world, from charity initiatives and environmental causes to every day great deeds and celebs who are making a difference. Categories on the site include Extraordinary People, Environment, Lifestyle, Music and Showbiz. They are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook under the handle @Uspirelife.

West Sussex County Times
Sam Dixon-French is now a Senior Multimedia Reporter for the West Sussex County Times, where he was previously a Trainee Reporter. Sam can be found tweeting at @samdfjournalist

Freelance Update - Arthur Goldgaber
Financial Journalist Arthur Goldgaber is now available for freelance assignments. He has recently written articles for Better Investing, the magazine of the National Association of Investment Clubs, and blog posts for the American Management Association. Other writing projects have included an article about the UK Bribery Act, which was published in the Securities Regulation & Law Journal. He also helped to edit an annual book about hedge fund performance published by Institutional Investor. He was a reporter at Investor's Business Daily and Financial World magazine.

Journalist Update - Jack Sommers
Jack Sommers has left the Jewish Chronicle, where he was Head of News. He is now freelance and available for commissions related to politics, particularly Labour’s ongoing problem with antisemitism. Jack has created a newsletter of personal writing designed to help get people through lockdown, and you can subscribe here: tinyletter.com/You_Are_Here. Jack tweets at @jack_sommers


International Media Moves

CNN en Español

CNN en Español has launched the new radio show ‘CNN Primera Mañana’ for the Argentine market. Directed by the Argentine presenter Nacho Girón and broadcast Monday to Friday at 12pm (BST), the programme is focused on the main issues of the global agenda, with a special focus on the issues affecting Spanish speaking countries. It is available on the Argentine radio channel AM 950 and online. For further information, contact CNN en Español press officer Mariana Piñango.

HuffPost Italia
Mattia Feltri is now Editorial Director of HuffPost (Italy). He replaces Lucia Annunziata, who has left the publication to pursue other interests. Mattia was previously a Reporter for the Italian daily newspaper La Stampa, where he will remain as a Contributor. Mattia can be found on Twitter at @mattiafeltri

La Repubblica
Maurizio Molinari is now Editorial Director of the Italian national daily newspaper La Repubblica. He was previously Director of the newspaper La Stampa. Maurizio replaces Carlo Verdelli, who has left to pursue other interests.

ForMen
Michal Kucera is now the Editor-in-Chief at the Czech lifestyle magazine ForMen. He succeeds Tomáš Otta, who had led the magazine for the last four years. Michal previously worked at the weekly economic magazine Týdeník Euro and Lidové noviny daily, managed External and Government Affairs for Skoda Auto and served as a diplomat. He is interested in hearing stories on men's interests, fashion, health, lifestyle, travel, careers and more. The magazine's website can be viewed here

Marie Claire Australia
Iantha Yu has started as the Acting Beauty Director at Marie Claire Australia. Prior to this, she was the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew (beautycrew.com.au). Iantha covers beauty, including cosmetics, fragrances, hair and skin care.


Awards

AA Gill Award

The Sunday Times' AA Gill Award for emerging food critics, in association with the Society of Editors, is now open for entries until 26 May. The winner will receive a prize of £5,000 and their review will be published in The Dish, the food section of The Sunday Times Magazine. Runner-up and third place will receive a prize of £500 and £250 respectively. The judges are Flora Gill, Jeremy Clarkson, the restaurateur Jeremy King, restaurant critic Marina O’Loughlin, and food editor, Lisa Markwell, plus Ian Murray from the Society of Editors. More information can be found here

The Webby Awards
The nominees for the 24th annual Webby Awards have been announced. The Webby Awards presents two honors in every category: The Webby Award and The Webby People’s Voice Award, the latter of which is voted for by the public. More information can be found at webbyawards.com. The winners will be announced on 19 May.


Events

Women in Journalism

Women in Journalism have planned the following online events for May, which will be free to members. To join, contact wijuk@aol.com

5 May - Personal finance
12 May - New outlets for old ideas 
19 May - Pitching
26 May -  Regional Press with Alison Phillips, Editor, The Mirror 

From the end of May they plan to host meet-ups fortnightly until the end of September, excluding August.

Also in the pipeline is a WIJ Lit Fest which will feature a journalist/author with a book out in conversation with Eleanor Mills. First up is Christina Lamb, Sunday Times Chief Foreign Correspondent, on 2 June.


PR News

Business Banking Resolution Service

The Business Banking Resolution Service have appointed Jon McLeod, former Head of Public Affairs at Brunswick, as their Director of Communications. Previously a Partner and Head of Public Affairs at communications agency, Brunswick Group, McLeod brings with him 25 years of strategic experience across regulation, financial services, consumer affairs issues, SMEs and the UK’s national and regional economy. Prior to Brunswick, McLeod was Chairman of Weber Shandwick in its London and Manchester offices. More information about the service can be found at thebbrs.org

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Natalie is Cision's Senior Content Editor in London and is responsible for the UK Media Moves.

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