UK Media Moves including The Lawyer, GQ, Times Radio and more!

April 28, 2020 Natalie Beale


Absolute Radio
Belfast Telegraph
GQ
Talk Android
The Lawyer
Times Radio
Weardale Community News
Freelance Update - Christina Quaine
International Media Moves
Cision List - Coronavirus
Scottish Press Awards
AA Gill Award

Absolute Radio
Absolute Radio has announced a special pop-up radio station, Absolute Radio 40s, in honour of the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday 8th May. This new pop-up, dedicated entirely to the 1940s, aims to provide a reassuringly entertaining playlist of songs from artists including Billie Holliday, The Andrews Sisters, Judy Garland, Glenn Miller, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Gracie Fields, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Vera Lynn.

Belfast Telegraph
Eoin Brannigan has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Belfast Telegraph and its sister publication Sunday Life. Eoin joins the team after 23 years at the Irish Daily Star. He can be found tweeting at twitter.com/Tomtomskk

GQ
Ben Allen is now Online Production Coordinator for British GQ, where he writes news and features as well as compiling and curating the Daily and Commuter newsletters. Ben, who covers culture, predominantly TV, film and music, previously wrote for RadioTimes.com and has freelanced for various outlets. He can be found tweeting at twitter.com/benallenwf

Talk Android
Peter Holden is now Co-Editor at Talk Android, the website for Android and Google related mobile news. Peter, who is based in London, has written for the site since February 2015. He can be found tweeting at twitter.com/peterholden_

The Lawyer
Cristiano Dalla Bona has been promoted to Senior Reporter at The Lawyer, which he joined as a Reporter in 2018. Cristiano can be found tweeting at twitter.com/thelawyercdb

Times Radio
News UK has announced the following signings to Times Radio, which will launch this summer:

Aasmah Mir and Stig Abell will present the breakfast show Monday to Thursday. Asasmah previously presented Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4 and Stig is Editor of the Times Literary Supplement.

Luke Jones and Jenny Kleeman are to present the breakfast show Friday to Sunday. Luke has presented various BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service programmes and Jenny is a journalist, author and film-maker.

Matt Chorley, Editor of the Times Red Box podcast, will present the mid-morning slot.

Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman will present the primetime Times Radio drive news programme on Friday.

Weardale Community News
The Weardale Community News has been launched following the ceasing of the Weardale Gazette last year. The new free monthly publication will be available in local shops, with the intention of later distributing the newspaper to homes in the area. The Weardale Community News was founded by community interest company Weardale Community News Group. The team can be found on Facebook.

Freelance Update - Christina Quaine
Christina Quaine has returned from maternity leave and is available for commissions, projects and shifts (WFH). Specialising in case studies, real life, celebrity and health features, she has written for GraziaStylistgoodhousekeeping.co.ukwoman & homeHealthyWaitrose HealthFabulous and TES. Christina was previously Acting Assistant Editor (Features) at woman & home and Commissioning Editor at Top Sante. Christina can be found on Twitter: twitter.com/cmquaine


International Media Moves

Antena Aldaia

The Spanish regional radio station Antena Aldaia has launched the new show ‘Hoy puede ser un gran día’, which is aimed at the area's older residents and offers a mixture of news and music. The show is broadcast on Tuesdays at 6pm, and can be found through their website: antenaaldaia.com.

Freelance Update - Cristina Marconi
Cristina Marconi is now a Freelance Reporter. Based in the UK since 2013, she contributes to the Italian national newspapers Il Foglio and Il Messaggero. Cristina is also author of the award-winning 2019 novel Città irreale (Unreal City) published by Ponte alle Grazie. She can be found on Twitter: twitter.com/cristimarconi

Blogger Update - Laura Masi
The Italian Travel Blogger Laura Masi has launched a new section on her website Ruberry’s Jotter to detail her trip through Argentina. Laura can be found on Instagram: instagram.com/ruberry


Cision List

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Awards

Scottish Press Awards

The winners of the 41st Scottish Press Awards have been announced in a celebration of national and local journalism across Scotland. This year’s judging panel comprised 37 independent judges from across Scottish media, politics and public affairs. The planned awards ceremony was postponed due to the coronavirus lockdown, but it is hoped that the winners can be presented with their trophies in an event later this year. More information and the list of winners and nominees can be found here

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

 

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