UK Media Moves including Your Home, My Weekly, The Sun on Sunday and more!

April 30, 2020 Natalie Beale

Homes & Antiques
More Radio
My Weekly
Rugby Journal
The Sun on Sunday
WalesOnline
Your Home
Freelance Update - Dayna McAlpine
Freelance Update - Robin Swithinbank
Aragón Rádio
BFC TV
Sky Sport NZ
The Webby Awards
Scottish Press Awards
AA Gill Award
Women in Journalism

Homes & Antiques
Charlotte Packer has been appointed Acting Editor at Homes & Antiques, where she was previously Acting Houses Editor. Charlotte, who has contributed to The English HomeThe GuardianThe Telegraph and The Observer, can be found on Instagram at instagram.com/charlottes.plot and she tweets at twitter.com/charlottesplot

More Radio
Jack Hayes will be joining Lou Nash every day as Presenter of the More Radio breakfast show. Tom Evans, who was previously at Heart Sussex, will co-present on Fridays. Former breakfast Presenter Nick Osborne has moved to an 11am slot with a new show.

My Weekly
Mitya Underwood is now Celebrity Editor at My Weekly. She is looking for timely celebrity interview pitches relating to TV and film (or stage). The ideal celebrity is female (but special males are allowed!), on TV that week, and recognisable to My Weekly readers. Mitya is also happy to receive general feature pitches that fit the My Weekly brand.

Rugby Journal
The Rugby Journal is hosting a weekly webinar series and the next one on Tuesday 5 May is focused on the women’s game featuring England’s Katy Daley-Mclean, England coach Simon Middleton and Exeter Chiefs’ Susie Appleby. To sign-up and view previous webinars, visit therugbyjournal.com/lockdown. Follow the team on Twitter @rugbyjournal and Instagram @therugbyjournal

The Sun on Sunday
Hannah Hope has now become Biz on Sunday Editor at The Sun on Sunday and will be in charge of editing the Biz on Sunday showbiz column every week. Sunday Showbiz Editor Laura Armstrong remains on the column but is now on leave. Please contact her with any showbiz releases and interview opportunities or stories from freelancers.

WalesOnline
Joshua Knapman has been appointed Newport Audience Editor at WalesOnline in addition to his current role as Social Media Writer. Josh will be responsible for growing the NewportOnline brand across social media platforms. He can be found tweeting at twitter.com/joshknapman

Your Home
Mel Sherwood has been appointed Editor at Your Home after over two years as Editor of Homes & Antiques. Mel can be reached on her Immediate email address and can be found on Linkedin.

Freelance Update - Dayna McAlpine
Dayna McAlpine has joined Covid Action Network as a Freelance Assistant Editor, where she will help build the platform as a place for news, views, ideas and initiatives for the teams in action against COVID-19. Dayna has written for outlets such as STYLISTTime OutMetro.co.ukEdinburgh Live and more. She can be found tweeting at twitter.com/daynamcalpine_

Freelance Update - Robin Swithinbank
Freelance Journalist Robin Swithinbank is now contributing to GQ in print and online and will be supporting the title's watch-related events and initiatives later this year, Covid-19 permitting. He is still contributing to the New York Times InternationalFTTelegraphRobb Report, Conde Nast Traveller, Country Life and The Road Rat. He is Contributing Watch Editor for Harrods. Robin has also signed as an ambassador for a men's mental health initiative called the Whole Man Academy. Robin tweets at twitter.com/swithinbanking and he can be found on Instagram: instagram.com/robin_swithinbank


International Media Moves

Aragón Rádio

The Spanish regional radio station Aragón Rádio has now relaunched the sports programme ‘Aragón Deportes’. The show covers regional sports news and is broadcast on weekends at 7pm. Paco Ortíz Remacha is the Director.

BFC TV
The Italian business TV network BFC TV is launching the new show ‘BIKE Smart Mobility’ next week. The programme will be dedicated to cycling, bikes, bike sharing and smart mobility. The show will be also broadcast live through the website bikeplay.tv.

Sky Sport NZ
Kristina Eddy has joined the Sky Sport News NZ team as a new Presenter/Producer (6:30pm - 7:00pm on Sky Sport NZ). Prior to this, she was a Sports Reporter/Producer for Newshub NZ.


Awards

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.

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


Events

Women in Journalism

Women in Journalism have planned the following online events for May, which will be free to members.

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.
 

 

 

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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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