UK Media Moves including the Evening Standard, The Independent, PA Media Group and more!

February 13, 2020 Natalie Beale

Cornwall Live / Devon Live
Etre Vous
Evening Standard
HELLO! Online
The Independent
Jewish Chronicle / Jewish News
PA Media Group
SHOP
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Freelance Update - Roger Aitken
Freelance Update - Amy Dawson
Freelance Update - Ed Hutchings
Freelance Update - Natasha Preskey
Freelance Update - Kitty Robson
Freelance Update - Francesca Steele
Freelance Update - David Taylor
International Media Moves
One World Media Awards
BSME Talent Awards 2020
2019 Wincott Awards
Regional Press Awards 2019
Women in Journalism
CIJ Summer Conference

Cornwall Live / Devon Live
Cornwall Live and Devon Live are adding new sections to their websites which will be dedicated to local regions. Cornwall Live is launching the section Truro Live, while Torbay Live and Exeter Live will be new additions to the Devon site. The sections will also have daily email newsletters for registered users.

Etre Vous
Rebecca Barnes has been appointed managing editor of etrevous.com, covering for Miriam Christie who is now on maternity leave. Rebecca will be working three days a week and is interested in hearing about aesthetics and beauty trends, treatments, tweakments, products and news. Rebecca will also continue to freelance as a travel, cruise, beauty and lifestyle writer. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/rebeccabjourno and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/rebeccabjourno

Evening Standard
Jack Webb has been appointed Gaming and Tech Writer for the Evening Standard. He comes from The Independent, where he worked as a Reporter, wrote game reviews and also did video editing for social pages. Jack, who starts the role next week, can be found tweeting at twitter.com/JackWebb92

HELLO! Online
Laura Sutcliffe, Fashion and Beauty News Editor at HELLO! Online, is now on maternity leave. Enquiries can be directed to the HELLO! Online lifestyle team.

The Independent
Ben Chu has returned to The Independent as Economics Editor after one year at Newsnight. Ben can be found tweeting at https://twitter.com/benchu_

Jewish Chronicle / Jewish News
The boards of the Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News have announced their intention to form a joint charitable trust to secure the future of both newspapers. The completion of a legal agreement is dependent on the necessary funds being raised; both newspapers would continue to be published under one editorial and commercial team.

PA Media Group
PA Media Group has acquired the stock images company Alamy, which will maintain its brand identity and will operate as a subsidiary. Alamy's stock imagery collections comprise of almost 200 million photographs, vectors and panoramic images.

SHOP
SHOP magazine is now being produced by the award-winning creative agency, Rhapsody. SHOP remains owned by tax-free shopping market leader Global Blue, and will continue to provide its high-net-worth readership with information on where to shop, eat and visit on their travels. The SHOP team have moved to Rhapsody's office in London.

S&P Global Market Intelligence
James Waldron has joined the London newsroom of S&P Global Market Intelligence as Healthcare Industry Editor. Previously Editor of Chemist + Druggist, James can be found tweeting for twitter.com/SPGMIHealthcare.

Freelance Update - Roger Aitken
Roger Aitken no longer works as a contributor to Forbes. A former FT writer covering fintech and exchanges and recently shortlisted in the annual State Street Institutional UK press awards (Business Market Commentary) and a former winner (for Regulation), he is available for freelance commissions. He covers a range of topics, including trading technology, investment, asset management, consumer finance, Blockchain/crypto and ESG/SRI/green issues. Also offers a PR and editing service. He tweets via twitter.com/AitkenRL

Freelance Update - Amy Dawson
Amy Dawson, previously Acting Lifestyle Editor at Fabulous magazine, has returned to freelancing. She is available for features commissions, editing, proofing, copywriting and ghostwriting. She can be found on Instagram at www.instagram.com/amydawsonjourno

Freelance Update - Ed Hutchings
Freelance Journalist and tour guide Ed Hutchings is available for commissions regarding anything wildlife-related, including travel. He has written for BBC WildlifeBirdwatchBird WatchingDiscover BritainHertfordshire Life, RSPB Nature’s Home and The Telegraph among others. He has also written online for Blue Sky Wildlife and Nature Travel Network. Ed can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/edhutchings

Freelance Update - Natasha Preskey
Natasha Preskey has left her role as Senior Journalist at BBC Three and BBC News to go freelance. She writes features on a variety of topics including health, science, gender and sex & relationships, and is available for in-house shifts, contracts and commissions. She can be found tweeting twitter.com/NatashaPreskey and you can see examples of her work at natashapreskey.com

Freelance Update - Kitty Robson
After four years at the title, Kitty Robson is leaving her position of HUNGER’s Online Editor to go freelance. An editor, writer, social media manager and creative, Kitty Robson is available for commissions and opportunities in the realms of culture, fashion, beauty, film, music, travel, food and more. Kitty can be found on Instagram www.instagram.com/kittyrobson or on Twitter twitter.com/kittyrobson_

Freelance Update - Francesca Steele
Award-winning journalist Francesca Steele has left her role as a Senior Writer at The Times to go freelance. She would like to hear from PRs about the Arts (books and film) as well as feminist issues and real life interviews. She has written extensively for The TimesThe Telegraph, the i, the Daily MailThe SpectatorThe EconomistNew Scientist and Empire.

Freelance Update - David Taylor
Freelance journalist David Taylor is on the hunt for anything weird and wonderful regarding travel (he'll go anywhere), food & drink and sport. He's available for both written and broadcast commissions, alongside editing and copywriting opportunities. He can be found at instagram.com/davidrstaylor


International Media Moves

Irish Farmers Journal

Lorcan Allen has been promoted to Agribusiness Editor at the Irish Farmers Journal, where he was previously Agribusiness Reporter. Lorcan can be found tweeting at twitter.com/lorcanallen

The Daily Mail Australia
Matilda Rudd has been promoted to Senior Femail Reporter at the Daily Mail Australia, where she was previously a Reporter. She has also worked as Producer and News Reader at ABC Radio Australia, and as Producer for Mamamia Women's network (including former websites The Motherish and The Glow). Matilda covers lifestyle, beauty, and women's interest stories.

Nine 60 Minutes
Alex Bernhardt has been appointed Associate Producer for 60 Minutes on the Nine Network. 60 Minutes covers worldwide investigative reports, interviews, breaking news and current affairs. Alex has been a Reporter for A Current Affair on Nine, and for Nine News Brisbane, Nine News Queensland and Nine News Gold Coast. She can be found tweeting at twitter.com/ABernhardt9

The Dominion Post
Laura Wiltshire has started as a Journalist at The Dominion Post, New Zealand. Prior to this, she was a Journalist at The Hawke's Bay Today. She is based in Wellington and covers general interest news. Laura can be found tweeting at twitter.com/laura_lwiltsh


Awards

One World Media Awards

The One World Media Awards are open for entries until 13 February 2020. They recognise the best media coverage of developing countries, reflecting the social, political and cultural life of people around the globe. The Awards are open to journalists and filmmakers from all over the world and have 15 categories, highlighting work from all media platforms and across a wide range of genres and themes. More information can be found here

BSME Talent Awards 2020
LAST CHANCE TO ENTER The BSME Talent Awards 2020: EXTENDED ENTRY DEADLINE: FRIDAY 14 FEBRUARY. The Talent Awards reward the brilliance of the all-too-often overlooked members of editorial and digital teams. There are 18 categories to choose from, including the new Best student magazine category, to reward achievements over the past 12 months. It’s an opportunity to reward your brightest stars and showcase their work. Click here for full details and entry forms.

2019 Wincott Awards
Entries are open until 14 February for the Wincott Awards for 2019, which recognise excellence in business, economic and financial journalism. This is the 50th year in which the awards have been made by the Wincott Foundation. For details on eligibility for each award and how to apply, go here.

Regional Press Awards 2019
Entries for the Regional Press Awards are now open. The awards comprise of 38 categories covering daily and weekly newspapers, websites and social media platforms. The closing date for entries is 2 March and a shortlist will be announced in April 2020 ahead of the awards ceremony on Friday 5 June 2020 at the IET, Savoy Place, London.


Events

Women in Journalism

Award-winning journalist, author and WIJ committee member Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is chairing a panel to support women of colour and to celebrate International Women’s Day: 11 March, 18:30-21:00 at the University of Westminster. The panel includes Nikki Bedi (TV and radio broadcaster, BBC), Kasia Delgado (Deputy Opinion Editor, the paper), Hannah Pool (Journalist, Author and Artistic Director), Rabiya Limbada (Journalist, BBC World Service) and Zing Tsjeng (Executive Editor, ViceUK and Author of the Forgotten Women series). More information can be found here

Centre for Investigative Journalism Summer Conference
Bookings are now open for the CIJ Summer Conference, which takes place from 25 - 27 June 2020 at Goldsmiths, University of London. The CIJ Summer Conference is the UK’s only journalism training event with an emphasis on teaching investigative skills. More information can be found here

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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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