UK Media Moves including The Sun Online, The Times, the Financial Times and more

April 2, 2020 Natalie Beale

AllBright
The Big Issue
Borough of Hounslow Herald
Financial Times
OVERDUE
STYLIST
The Sun Online
TalkSPORT
The Times
Journalist Update - Tanith Carey
The Irish Times
Aquí Madrid
La Razón
AWOL Australia
Radio New Zealand
Property Press Awards 2020
Creative Mentor Network
CIJ Summer Conference
PR News

AllBright
Katy Harrington has been appointed Global Editor of AllBright’s new digital platform Edit, launching in April. She is interested in hearing pitches related to money, careers, health, well-being and lifestyle, as well as books, extracts, culture and interview opportunities. Katy is former Managing Editor at Refinery29 and a columnist for the Irish Sunday Independent with bylines in The Irish Times, the Irish Examiner, the Irish Independent and others.

The Big Issue
The Big Issue is to be sold in shops for the first time in its history. From today, Sainsbury’s will be the first major supermarket to stock magazine across the UK and online. And soon, newsagents McColl’s, Martin’s and RS McColl will carry The Big Issue in 1,400 stores nationwide. 

Borough of Hounslow Herald
PWR Media, publisher of The Chiswick Herald and Viestra Magazine, has launched the Borough of Hounslow Herald as a locally focused independent newspaper. The print edition is on hold due to the COVID-19 crisis, but the website is available at hounslowherald.comÁine McGinty is Editor. The team tweets at twitter.com/hounslowherald

Financial Times
Sam Agini has been appointed Sports Business Reporter at the Financial Times, joining them from Financial News where he covered trading and technology. He reports to Sports Editor Murad Ahmed. Sam can be found tweeting at twitter.com/samuelagini

OVERDUE
Thomas Brooks has been promoted to Junior Fashion Editor at OVERDUE magazine, where he was previously Assistant to Editor-in-Chief. The team has launched the first digital issue, which is now available for free. Thomas can be found on Instagram at www.instagram.com/thomasleebrooks

STYLIST
Jazmin Kopotsha has been appointed Deputy Editor, Digital at STYLIST. She was previously Entertainment Editor at Refinery29. Jazmin is on both Twitter and Instagram.

The Sun Online
Henry Holloway has joined The Sun Online as Senior Foreign News Reporter. He was previously Chief Reporter at the Daily Star Online and can be found tweeting at twitter.com/journohenry

TalkSPORT
Andy Jaye has joined talkSPORT as a Presenter, where he will be hosting a new motor sport show for talkSPORT 2. Andy tweets at twitter.com/andyjaye and can be found on Instagram: instagram.com/andy.jaye

The Times
Emanuele Midolo has joined The Times and The Sunday Times as a Property Reporter, covering the residential property sector. He was previously Chief Investigative Reporter at Property Week and a contributor at Forbes.com. Emanuele can be found tweeting at twitter.com/manumidolo

Journalist Update - Tanith Carey
Parenting writer Tanith Carey is publishing her latest book, What's My Teenager Thinking? Practical Psychology for Modern Parents with clinical psychologist Dr Angharad Rudkin, on 14 May. The concept is a new departure, using both child and developmental psychology to view more than 100 everyday challenges with adolescents through the eyes of both teen and parent to help them understand each other. It also tackles issues which have not been addressed in previous books on teens. Tanith and Dr Rudkin are available for spin-off parenting features and interviews on teenage issues, as well as advice how to cope with the challenges of parenting during the COVID-19 crisis/lockdown. She can be reached at www.tanithcarey.com


International Media Moves

The Irish Times

Marie-Claire Digby has been appointed Senior Food Writer at The Irish Times with responsibility for commissioning and editing food and drink content for print and online. Marie-Claire can be found tweeting at twitter.com/mcdigby

Aquí Madrid
The Spanish publisher Enlace Multimedia has now launched the online newspaper Aquí Madrid, which covers primarily local and regional current affairs in addition to national and international news. Javier Barrio Sanz is Director, is Ana de Luís is Deputy Director.

La Razón
Erik Montalbán Pérez is now Economy Editor at the Spanish daily newspaper La Razón, where was previously an Economy Reporter. Erik has worked for La Razón for the past ten years.

AWOL Australia
AWOL Australia has temporarily re-branded as 'Activities WithOut Leaving' in a reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally a travel website, they now focus on activities that can keep people entertained at home.

Cassandra Vozzo, who is Channel Director, Travel for Junkee Media, now leads AWOL's team.

Rob Stott, Managing Editor at Junkee Media, will now be leading AWOL’s editorial strategy.

Kassia Byrnes has joined as Editor. Kassia previously was Travel / Careers / Money Editor at Pedestrian TV. She can be found on Instagram at www.instagram.com/probably_kassia

Radio New Zealand
Amelia Langford has started as a Producer on the RNZ show Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan. Before that she worked in a range of roles at RNZ including covering the Pacific, political reporting and working on the digital team. Amelia can be found tweeting at twitter.com/amelia_tweetsNZ

 

Awards

Property Press Awards 2020
The Property Press Awards 2020 are scheduled to take place at the Museum of London on 12 May 2020. Recognising journalistic talent across consumer, trade, broadcast and online media, this prestigious ceremony will celebrate its 10th year in 2020. For more information and for any updates, go here


Events

Creative Mentor Network

The Creative Mentor Network is urging leaders across the creative industries to take part in a virtual mentoring initiative launching this week. Forty For Forty aims to pair 40 of the industry’s leaders with mentees with a passion for commercial creativity. Mentees will be representatives of a generation who currently miss out on opportunities due to the creative industry’s legacy around bias, when it comes to socioeconomic privilege and nepotism. Willing mentors are invited to email FortyForForty@CreativeMentorsNetwork.com to express their interest, with registration closing Friday 3rd April.

CIJ Summer Conference
The Centre for Investigative Journalism Summer Conference has been cancelled. Originally due to take place 25-27 June, the next conference will now be in 2021. A scaled-down, online version of the 2020 conference is being planned, updates will be posted at tcij.org/summer-conference


PR News

Carousel

Fashion retailer Cotton Traders has appointed Carousel to manage its public relations, supporting its web, catalogue and retail business. The Manchester based consumer PR agency will manage media relations for the business, driving product placement for its fashion collections with a focus on its womenswear business. For more information please contact Jack Rigby at Carousel PR on +44 0161 302 0206 or email cottontraders@carouselpr.com

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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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