26 March 2020
Media Moves UK
Private Eye Paul Foot Award 2020
Georgia Barrow is now Chief Reporter across the Herts Advertiser Series and the Welwyn Hatfield Times, joining from The Comet Series where she was a Reporter. Georgia can be found tweeting at twitter.com/journo_georgia
Mark Cardwell has joined Birmingham Live as Local Democracy Reporter, where he will mainly cover Birmingham City Council and the West Midlands Combined Authority. Mark, who was previously a SWNS Reporter, can be found tweeting at twitter.com/mlrcardwell
Dionne Grant, BuzzFeed UK's Social Media Editor since 2017, is now Senior Manager, Publishing. She can be found tweeting at twitter.com/dionnegrant
The free, weekly CHEAPSKATE London newsletter is temporarily pivoting its focus from free London-based events to free at-home activities. They are continuing to offer one free-to-enter competition each week and want to hear from PRs and brands about indoor activities to feature. CHEAPSKATE is on Instagram and Twitter.
Mark Cobley has been appointed to the newly created position of Head of Production and Deputy Online Editor at Financial News. He will lead print production as well as helping to run the online desk for all Barron's Group publications in London. Mark has been with Financial News since 2005, when he joined as a graduate trainee. He can be found tweeting at twitter.com/fanfaronade
Laura Battle has returned from maternity leave to resume her role as Deputy Books Editor at the Financial Times. Laura can be found tweeting at twitter.com/battlelaura
Sian Elvin has been appointed Assistant News Editor at Metro.co.uk, effective from 30 March. Sian is currently Social Media Editor at MyLondon and can be reached at twitter.com/SianElvin
Keri Trigg has started as a Local Democracy Reporter for Shropshire, focusing mainly on Shropshire Council. Keri was a Senior Reporter at the Shropshire Star for two years, and can be found tweeting at twitter.com/KeriTrigg_LDR
Neil Pooran has joined PA Media as a Political Reporter covering the Scottish Parliament. Neil was previously a Digital Journalist at Edinburgh Live, and can be found tweeting at twitter.com/neilpooran
Neil Wilkes, Sports Mole Editor-in-Chief and Digital Spy creator, is now overseeing pop-up website SM Entertainment. It covers the latest news and features from the world of entertainment, with a majority focus on TV. The site is live at sportsmole.co.uk/entertainment
International Media Moves
The Spanish daily newspaper La Razón has announced the following editorial changes:
Mariano Ruíz Díez is now Sports Editor-in-Chief.
José Manuel Martín Navarro is now Sports Editor.
Rocío Colomer Flores is now International Editor-in-Chief; she was previously International Editor.
Private Eye Paul Foot Award 2020
The Private Eye Paul Foot Award for Investigative and Campaigning Journalism is now accepting entries via email. Set up in memory of revered journalist Paul Foot, who died in 2004, the award honours the UK’s most brilliant, talented and determined journalists working in the fields of investigative and campaigning journalism today. The deadline for entries is 1pm on Wednesday 1 April. The winning entry will be awarded £5,000 in a ceremony in London on 3rd June 2020. More information is available here
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