People Moving 04/08/13 – Press & Media

All the big movements in the press and media industries in the past week.

Channel 5 News editor Geoff Hill has joined ITV Network News in the equivalent role, taking on responsibility for all ITV national news programming, ITV News London and ITN’s Tonight programmes, as well as the broadcaster’s website and live streams. (Source: Press Gazette)

Former Independent on Sunday editor John Mullin is to head the BBC’s coverage of the Scottish independence referendum. (Source: MediaGuardian)

Ian Katz, who had worked at the Guardian since 1990, has begun his new position as editor of Newsnight, following his appointment in May. (Source: MediaGuardian)

Award-winning sports journalist Bryan Cooney has quit the Sunday Herald to launch a new interview and discussion website called No Grey Matters. (Source: HTFP)

Scotsman deputy editor Peter MacMahon will be the new political editor of ITV Border, which covers southern Scotland and the far north of England. (Source: HTFP)

 

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”


Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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