UK Media Moves including Sifted, YourMoney.com, the Insurance Times, Bustle UK and more

November 26, 2019 Natalie Beale

Business Post
Bustle UK
Coventry Telegraph / Coventry Live
The Daily Swig
DesignMyNight.com
Insurance Post
Insurance Times
Sifted
Square Mile
YourMoney.com
Freelance Update - Donna Ferguson
Freelance Update - Debbie Hassan
Freelance Update - Emma Lunn
International Alerts
Garden Media Guild Awards 2019
ARIAS 2020
Women in Journalism
The London Grill Club
London Press Club - Long Lunch
PressPad

Business Post
The Sunday Business Post is changing its name to the Business Post, as well as redesigning the printed newspaper and launching a new website and app. They are also aiming to publish more digital-first journalism during the week. The Business Post team can now be found tweeting at twitter.com/businessposthq

Bustle UK
Sam Rogers has been appointed Executive Editor of Bustle UK by Bustle Digital Group. Sam, who was previously Vogue International's Fashion Features & News Editor, starts the London-based role on 6 January. Sam replaces Charlotte Owen, who is now Editorial Director. Sam can be found tweeting at twitter.com/samcrogers.

Coventry Telegraph / Coventry Live
Graeme Brown is now Editor of both the Coventry Telegraph and Coventry Live. He previously worked on the launch of the digital news brand Black Country Live, over which he will continue to have oversight. Graeme can be found tweeting at twitter.com/graeme_brown

The Daily Swig
Adam Bannister is now a Journalist at The Daily Swig, a website for cybersecurity news and views. He was previously Editor at IFSEC Global.

DesignMyNight.com
Anisah Audu and Olivia Cheves have been promoted to Junior Editors at DesignMyNight.com, where they were previously Editorial Assistants. Their Twitter handles are twitter.com/anisah_ldn and twitter.com/oliviacDMN respectively.

Insurance Post
Emmanuel Kenning has joined Insurance Post as a Senior Reporter moving across from Trading Risk. His remit includes the broking sector but he is interested in receiving all UK general insurance industry related news. Emmanuel tweets via twitter.com/InsPostBod

Insurance Times
Katie Scott is now Associate Editor at Insurance Times. Prior to this she was a Reporter for Employee Benefits. Katie can be found tweeting at twitter.com/katiescott_eb

Sifted
Marie Mawad has taken on a dual role at Sifted, working as a Paris-based Correspondent as well as European Business Strategist. Sifted is a new Financial Times-backed media telling the untold stories of European tech and startups. Marie was previously a European Tech Reporter at Bloomberg News in Paris. She was part of the Global Tech team for 3 years, writing about the business of innovation, as well as how technology is changing transport, retail and cities. Marie can be reached on Linkedin and can be found tweeting at twitter.com/marie_a_paris

Square Mile
Sam Hancock has been appointed City Reporter at Square Mile, where he will primarily be covering events and openings in the City and Canary Wharf. He was previously a Writer and Sub-Editor at The Independent. Sam can also be found tweeting at twitter.com/samhancock95

YourMoney.com
Paloma Kubiak, Deputy Editor at YourMoney.com, has returned from maternity leave. She is interested in receiving news, tips and releases relating to savings, investments, household bills, pensions and mortgages.

Freelance Update - Donna Ferguson
Donna Ferguson, the multiple award-winning freelance journalist, is writing a regular weekly slot for the Mail on Sunday interviewing celebrities about their money. She is also writing regularly for the Observer newsdesk on Thursdays and Fridays and is particularly interested in exclusive news stories/ topical newsy feature exclusives about children, education, books, poetry, history and wildlife/gardening. Please put the Observer stories forward on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and the Mail on Sunday celebs forward on Mondays and Tuesdays. She also writes regularly for Guardian Education, Guardian Books, Guardian Society, Guardian Money and Weekend and is now a committee member of the Women in Journalism organisation, and is available to give visiting lectures to journalism students on freelance journalism.

Freelance Update - Debbie Hassan
Deputy Picture Editor Debbie Hassan is available for picture editing/research for print and online. She previously worked at Associated Papers Daily Mail/Metro and Weekend magazine/TI Media/Arab News. She commissions photo shoots as well as her usual duties researching and working closely with editors. Debbie can be reached on Linkedin

Freelance Update - Emma Lunn
Freelance personal finance journalist Emma Lunn has finished working for YourMoney.com where she has been providing maternity cover for the past five months. She now has the capacity to take on more freelance commissions covering personal finance, property and consumer issues, as well as corporate and copywriting work. Emma can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/emmalunn

International Updates

El Mundo
The website of the Spanish newspaper El Mundo has now been relaunched. In addition to the standard free content, they now offer exclusive content via a paid subscription. The website can be found at www.elmundo.es

Il Sole 24 Ore - Lab24
The Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore has launched the news platform Lab24. The new website, which is designed to be mobile friendly, presents stories, surveys and in-depth analysis through data, video, and interactive visuals. In charge of the recently launched platform is Luca Salvioli Mariani. Lab24 can be found at lab24.ilsole24ore.com/home

Primosegno Sport
The Italian website Primosegno Sport has now launched the new section ‘Verso Milano-Cortina 2026’ (Towards Milano-Cortina 2026), dedicated to the 2026 Olympics. Managing Director is Maurizio Giuseppe Montagna, who continues to be Editorial Coordinator of TAB Magazine (www.tabmagazine.it). He is also a Freelance Reporter contributing to www.iotiassicuro.itIo mi assicuro and Technopolis.

A2larm
Jan Belícek is the new Editor-in-Chief at the Czech commentary and opinion website A2larm, which is associated with the fortnightly magazine A2. Jan also is Political and Literature Critic and he can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/jbelicek 

The Age
Sumeyya Ilanbey has started as State Political Reporter at The Age Australia. She is a former General News Journalist at the publication, and prior to this was a Journalist at The Star Weekly for its Melton and Moorabool edition, in Melbourne's west.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Sophie Meixner has been appointed Journalist and Digital Producer for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Brisbane. ABC News provides live, continuous news coverage of breaking stories from Australia and around the world. Sophie has previously been a Features Reporter for the ABC in Mackay and a Journalist for the Sunshine Coast Daily. She can be found tweeting at twitter.com/sophiemeixner

Newshub NZ
Zac Fleming has started as a Reporter at Newshub NZ. He is a former News Producer at Al Jazeera Media Network. Prior to this, he was a Reporter at Checkpoint by Radio New Zealand and a Reporter at TVNZ. He has reported daily news, including live coverage of breaking events, as well as current affairs investigations. His reporting has covered a wide range of topics, from politics and social issues, to the environment and economy.

Awards

Garden Media Guild Awards 2019
The winners of the Garden Media Guild Awards 2019 have been announced! Find the full list here. The 18 award categories attract entries from the UK’s leading gardening trend-setters from the new, blossoming stars of social media, through to the evergreen, celebrated garden writers and broadcasters.

ARIAS 2020
The Audio & Radio Industry Awards 2020 will take place at the iconic London Palladium on Wednesday 4th March 2020. Celebrating the best in audio and radio, there are 23 awards to be won in categories such as Best New ShowBest Music Breakfast ShowFunniest Show and Best Sports Show. Judging has now begun with nominees being announced 15th January 2020.
For full details of categories, visit the official website. Once nominations have been announced, tickets will go on sale to join the biggest names in audio and radio at the Palladium.

Events

Women in Journalism
3 December: Supercharge your newsgathering and verification skills
Cision is hosting a two hour workshop led by First Draft to help journalists take their social newsgathering and verification to the next level. Speakers include John Crowley (Editorial Director First Draft, Journalists’ Charity Trustee), Laura Garcia (WIJ Georgina Henry winner for PRESS PAD 2019), and Alastair Reid (Digital Editor of First Draft). Doors open at 6:30, please bring laptops and be prepared to take notes. Tickets are £10 with proceeds going to the Journalists' Charity Christmas appeal. Book tickets and find more information here

9 December: WIJ Christmas Party
Jingle all the way down to News UK for WIJ’S Annual Christmas Party! 7pm to 9pm,  members £15, non members £25, book tickets here

The London Grill Club
The London Grill Club is hosting Richard Tice, Chairman of the Brexit Party, on 3 December. The lunch will take place at Devonshire Terrace, Devonshire Square, EC2M 4WY. 12.15pm arrival for 12.45pm start, to finish by 3pm. Tickets are £27.50.

2020 will begin with Lord David Owen on 4 February followed by Lord Norman Tebbit, Lady Butler-Sloss, Chris Grayling, Lord Alton and Dominic Grieve with dates to be finalised.

London Press Club - Long Lunch
This year’s Long Lunch is at Ye Olde London on 6 December, 42 Ludgate Hill, EC4M 7DE from 12:00. Thanks once more to our friends at Associated British Ports, we will be gathering to remember those legendary ‘long lunches’ of the old Fleet Street. Tickets for London Press Club Members and their guests are only £10 (£8.33 plus VAT @ 20%) and include food and drinks. Admission by pre-booked ticket only, find them here

PressPad
PressPad, which launches on 28 January 2020, is an award-winning social enterprise which matches interns with senior journalists who have a spare room and they are trying to raise £30,000 through crowdfunding this month. It costs a young person more than £1,000 to do a month of unpaid work experience in the capital, according to estimates by the Sutton Trust. This prices out talented people from diverse backgrounds who simply can’t afford to get their foot in the door.

It's therefore no surprise that only 11% of journalists come from a working-class background. More than half of the country’s top journos went to private schools and 94% of journalists in the UK are white. PressPad believes it is crucial to create a more representative media that serves the interests of everyone in the UK.

That’s why PressPad have launched a crowdfunder and they need your help to make sure it’s successful. Pledge to #DiversifyTheMedia today: www.diversifythemedia.com
 

 

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Natalie is Cision's Senior Alerts Editor in London, and writes the UK Media Moves.

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