UK Media Moves: Thursday 12 September

UK Media Moves including Country & Town House, Daily Mail, Financial Times, Harper's Bazaar / Town & Country, Marie Claire UK, The Telegraph and much more!

Country & Town House
Daily Mail
Daily Record
Evening Standard
Financial Times
Global Trade Review
Harper's Bazaar / Town & Country
Macworld / Tech Advisor
Marie Claire UK
PAM Insight
Reed Exhibitions
The Home Page
The London Magazine
The Telegraph
The Telegraph
The York (Press)
Freelance Update - Sarah Bell
Freelance Update - Shilpa Ganatra
Freelance Update - Julian Lewis
Journalist Update - Christopher Hooton
Journalist Update - Laura Silverman
Journalist Update - Gavin Yeung
IBP Journalism Awards 2019
Garden Media Guild Awards 2019
Media Hub
The Second Source
The Media Society - Jonathan Dimbleby in Conversation with Helen Boaden
Lessons from a journalist: How to secure media coverage
The Ultimate PR & Comms Training Day

Country & Town House
Ellie Smith has been promoted to Online Writer at Country & Town House. Prior to this, she was Digital Assistant. She is interested in hearing about food & drink, health and fitness, wellness, culture, travel and events.

Daily Mail
James Salmon has been appointed Associate City Editor at the Daily Mail. Currently Transport Editor, he starts his new role on 16 September and will be covering all aspects of business and finance for the Mail’s City and main news sections, as well as helping to run the desk.

Daily Record
Paul Hutcheon has been appointed Political Editor at the Daily Record, starting in October. He is currently Politics/Investigations Editor at the Herald and Times and can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/paulhutcheon.

Evening Standard
Tim Baker has been appointed News Reporter at standard.co.uk. Prior to this, he was News Reporter at the Daily Star. Tim will cover politics, business, crime, technology, China, Russia and Iran in foreign affairs. He can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/timj_b

Financial Times
Tanya Powley, Transport Correspondent at the Financial Times, has returned from leave.

Global Trade Review
Maddy White has been appointed News & Features Writer at Global Trade Review. Prior to this, she was an Industrial Reporter at The Manufacturer. Maddy will cover trade finance. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/itsmaddywhite

Harper's Bazaar / Town & Country
Harriet Elton has been appointed Junior Fashion Editor at Harper's Bazaar and Town & Country. Prior to this, she was a Freelance Stylist. Harriet can be found on Instagram at www.instagram.com/harrietelton

Macworld / Tech Advisor
Alex Walker-Todd has been appointed Consumer Tech Editor at Macworld and Tech Advisor. Alex was previously Deputy Mobile Editor at Trusted Reviews. He can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/alexwalkertodd

Marie Claire UK
TI Media has announced a significant evolution for premium fashion & beauty brand Marie Claire UK that will see it pursue a digital-first future to best serve the changing needs of its audience’s mobile-first, fast-paced, style-rich lifestyles. As part of that digital transformation, the November 2019 issue will be the final print edition of Marie Claire UK.

Since launching 31 years ago, Marie Claire UK has offered a compelling media destination combining provocative features with outstanding fashion & beauty, all designed to inspire women who want to “think smart and look amazing”. Its enduring commitment to both giving women a voice and championing their rights – never more pertinent than in today’s #metoo era – has seen it presented with no fewer than four Amnesty International awards, among a haul of more than 50 accolades Marie Claire UK has received from within the publishing world, the fashion & beauty industries and charities. The full announcement can be viewed here.

PAM Insight
Alexandra Newlove has been promoted to Editor of thewealthnet.com. She was previously News Editor.

Katie Royals has been promoted to Senior Reporter, working across both thewealthnet.com and eprivateclient.com. She was previously Junior Reporter.

Reed Exhibitions
Retail news and education platforms Essential Retail and Retail Design World will be amalgamating to create one single news site for the retail industry, offering everything the industry needs to know, whenever it needs it. Further information can be found at www.essentialretail.com or at www.twitter.com/essretail

The Home Page
The Home Page, the online interiors and lifestyle magazine founded earlier this year by journalists Jessica Jonzen and Rosalind Sack, has launched a written content consultancy. Working with a range of interiors and lifestyle brands, they can create everything from a distinct brand tone of voice and bespoke style guides to compelling cross-platform branded content including blogs, magazines, digital mailers and promotional features. Jessica and Rosaline have a combined total of nearly 30 years' experience as journalists, editors and media consultants. For more information, visit www.thehomepage.co.uk and find them on Instagram at www.instagram.com/thehomepageuk.

The London Magazine
The Chelsea Magazine Company has now been appointed the new publisher of The London Magazine, on behalf of CLEA (Central London Estates Agents). The London Magazine will join The Chelsea Magazine Company's existing portfolio of 17 titles. Their new address is 1st Floor, 59 Markham Street, London, SW3 3NR and they can be reached on +44 (0)20 7349 3700. Anne Cuthbertson will remain Editor.

The Telegraph
There have been changes to The Telegraph’s Money team:

Adam Williams has been promoted to Senior Personal Finance Reporter. He will be covering mortgages, buy-to-let, banking and peer-to-peer investment. He can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/adamfrwilliams

Sam Meadows has been promoted to Senior Personal Finance Reporter. He will be covering pensions, energy and general consumer issues. He can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/meadowsonmoney

The Telegraph
Melissa Lawford has joined The Telegraph as Property Correspondent. She was previously Editorial Assistant at High Life, British Airways' inflight magazine and freelance for the Financial TimesHouse & Home section. Melissa can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/melissalawford

The York (Press)
Nadia Jefferson-Brown has been promoted to Business Editor at The York (Press). Previously Deputy News Editor, she can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/njeffersonbrown

Freelance Update - Sarah Bell
Sarah Bell is a Mentored Doula at Bloom and Treasure Doula Services. She is available for freelance writing or reviews around parenting, birth, and pregnancy, from both a professional and consumer point of view. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/bloom_treasure

Freelance Update - Shilpa Ganatra
Shilpa Ganatra has left her role as Freelance Travel Editor of The London Economic to focus on journalism. She will continue writing travel features for The London Economic, in addition to writing on arts/culture and travel for publications like The Irish Times, the Irish IndependentTime OutThe Guardian and The Independent. Shilpa can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/shilpaganatra

Freelance Update - Julian Lewis
Julian Lewis has left mtn-i, where he had been Managing Editor since 2003. An experienced finance and banking journalist, having begun on Euromoney magazine back in 1989, he continues to write and edit for other publications. He is also available for commissions, including research projects, white papers and thought leadership pieces; he holds a distinction-grade Executive MBA. In addition, he offers coaching in effective writing and media interviewing.

Journalist Update - Christopher Hooton
Freelance Journalist and filmmaker Christopher Hooton is developing a new fortnightly podcast called HUGE GOLD PYRAMID, in which a director, actor, musician or other will discuss the one piece of content, be it a film, book, album or piece of art, that continually inspires them to create. He is currently booking guests and accepting pitches. He can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/christophhooton

Journalist Update - Laura Silverman
Laura Silverman is now Contributing Editor at Country Living, covering all things countryside, from rural issues and sustainability to wildlife and crafts. She is still available for consultancy work and commissions, having worked (most recently) for The TelegraphThe Mail on Sunday’s YOU magazine and COSMOPOLITAN. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/ljsilverman

Journalist Update - Gavin Yeung
Gavin Yeung has recently joined Soho House Hong Kong in the capacity of Asia Content Editor. In this role, he will be covering the areas of food & drink, travel, design & interiors, wellness, culture and will work for print and digital platforms catered to Soho House members in Hong Kong, Asia and beyond. Prior to this, Gavin was the Digital Content Editor at Vogue Hong Kong, and a Digital Editor at Edipresse Media Asia in Hong Kong and Editor at Hypebeast. He can be found on Instagram at www.instagram.com/gaviny

ABC Asia Pacific News Centre
Neelima Choahan is Digital Journalist at ABC Asia Pacific News Centre, covering news on India, world news and also stories on Australia. Prior to this, she was Journalist at The Age and she had also worked as a Freelance Journalist for various media outlets. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/neelimachoahan

Awards

IBP Journalism Awards 2019
Nominations are open for the IBP Journalism Awards 2019. There are several new categories this year and all cover the built environment (architecture, construction, commercial property, housing and infrastructure) and entries can be from online, print or broadcast. More information can be found at www.ibp.org.uk/awards. Nominations close tomorrow and the winners will be announced on Thursday 28 November at the Four Seasons hotel in London. For further information, contact gerald@geraldbowey.co.uk

Garden Media Guild Awards 2019
Entries are open for the Garden Media Guild Awards 2019. The awards celebrate the best of horticultural communications, recognising the talent, skill and inspiration of garden media professionals. They are open to everyone who generates or publishes gardening content, not just Guild members. Categories cover all areas of the garden media trade, rewarding the best authors, journalists, broadcasters, photographers, bloggers and website owners over the previous 12 months. Entries close on Tuesday 17 September and the winners will be announced on Thursday 21 November at the Savoy in London. More information can be found at www.gardenmediaguild.co.uk/awards

Events

Media Hub
The Media Hub’s next event will see criminal justice consultant and former BBC journalist, Philippa Budgen interviewing BehindBras Foundation CEO Barbara Burton. Barbara served time for fraud and developed her business idea whilst behind bars. Her mission in life now is to educate and empower women leaving prison or from disadvantaged backgrounds and enable them to work in the fashion and associated creative industries. To celebrate turning six over the summer, the Media Hub will be donating £5 of every ticket to the BehindBras Fashion Foundation (www.behindbras.org.uk). It takes place tonight at 7.30pm at the Bel and the Dragon in Cookham. If you need some creative inspiration, come along and bounce some ideas off other professionals in the industry and discuss future collaborations. To book a place, click here. More information about the Media Hub can be found at www.facebook.com/groups/mediahub. For any enquiries, contact Sarah Parfitt on +44 (0)7900 411 715 and sarah_parfitt@mail.com

The Second Source
The Second Source is looking for mentors and mentees for its second annual mentorship scheme for women and non-binary journalists, which will begin in October 2019. This is a mentorship scheme specifically aimed at women and non-binary journalists in the UK who are starting out professionally, who are considering dropping out of the industry, or who feel like they need more direction.

It will last for one year from October 2019 and mentors and mentees are expected to meet or speak at least 4 times over the year. We also hope to hold careers and networking events for mentors and mentees. Events in 2018 included a CV workshop, a panel on arts and features journalism and in conversation interviews with Lyse Doucet and Mishal Husain.

Mentees must be journalists who identify as women or non-binary and who are in the first five years of their career, but we particularly encourage those in insecure or freelance work and those who come from communities currently underrepresented in journalism—whether that be in terms of race, class, gender identity, mental health, sexuality, neurodiversity or disability. Mentors can be any working UK journalists who identify as women or non-binary.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 15 September 2019. Find out more at www.thesecondsource.co.uk

The Media Society - Jonathan Dimbleby in Conversation with Helen Boaden
For the past 30 years Jonathan Dimbleby has been one of the foremost broadcast journalists in Britain . Not only has he been the 30 year long host of Radio 4's Any Questions but he has made ground- breaking and award-winning tv documentaries and famously extracted a headline making confession from the future King of this country.

Jonathan has stuck to broadcasting law on impartiality over the decades, despite a personal passion for several controversial causes. Now released from that obligation, he talks to his old boss at the BBC, Helen Boaden, about his career, the changing face of broadcast journalism and what on earth is happening in British politics.

It takes place on Monday 16 September, at 6.30pm for a 7pm start, at The Library, The University Women's Club, 2 Audley Square, Mayfair, London, W1K 1DP. Book tickets here.

Lessons from a journalist: How to secure media coverage
Freelance journalist Suzanne Bearne, who writes for national titles including The Guardian, The Observer and the BBC and runs The Guardian's PR and Marketing Masterclass, is running a workshop in Edinburgh this month, as well as her regular webinars which can be watched from the comfort of your own home.

Delving into her 12 years' experience as a journalist across trade, national and consumer titles, Suzanne will offer guidance on working with the press, the creative and fun ways to be featured in the media, how to pitch a journalist, what to include in a press release, how to take advantage of digital platforms, and provide tips on building relationships with both in-house and freelance journalists.

The next workshop takes place in Edinburgh on 25 September – click here for more information. Suzanne also hosts webinars and can be reached at susiebearne@hotmail.com for more information.

The Ultimate PR & Comms Training Day
Why PRs and Comms professionals should attend this course
In this fast-paced digital world, PRs and comms teams need to work harder than ever to get their stories and messages into the media. Skills such as storytelling, building relationships and knowing just what journalists are looking for across digital and print platforms are as important as confident pitching and writing powerful press releases.
Run by experienced national journalists and PRs Karen Attwood (ex-The i, Independent on Sunday, PA) and Becky Howard, (ex-Stylist Live, former Good Housekeeping Celebrity Editor) of Nine Media Training (www.ninemediatraining.com), this course has been specially curated to deliver fantastic, insider content that will leave PRs of all levels motivated, energised and bursting with new ideas. Karen and Becky have considerable experience working on both sides of the journalism/PR divide, so can offer unparalleled insider teachings on what really works.
What does the training cover?
Journalist Secrets reveals the inner workings of journalists and how they choose what they cover and why. It covers the day in the life of a journalist, how stories make it into the press and the hidden routes to getting coverage.
How to Build a Powerful Network teaches how to develop those all-important relationships with journalists the right way, and demonstrates why an effective personal contacts list is at the heart of great PR.
Press Release Bootcamp covers the essential tools to craft great releases, find the hidden news stories to make journalists take notice and practical tips on sending out your message to avoid the dreaded delete button.
Pitch Perfect shows how to target journalists the right way. This session reveals the tips and tricks to get journalists listening to your phone call and replying to your email, including how to tailor your approach and what to NEVER say.
Twitter Hacks reveals just how Twitter has changed the way journalists work – and how you can use this for you and your clients.
What will you learn?
By the end of the day you will be confident in approaching journalists, be able to find the hidden news stories for your clients, understand the importance of tailoring your approach and how to do it, craft 'journalist ready' press releases, know the inner workings of what makes print and digital media tick - and feel refreshed and refocused on your job.
Who is it suitable for?
The training is suitable for PRs and Communications professionals of all levels and sectors. It has been specifically curated with content, advice and guidance to be useful to everyone in the sector. The next session takes place on Thursday 26 September at the Citizen M Hotel, Bankside, London. Click here to book a place.

About Dejla Kadhim

Dejla is Cision’s Senior Alerts Editor.

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