People Moving 07/08/13 – Press & Media

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

Times deputy editor Keith Blackmore has left after 26 years with the title. (Link: Press Gazette)

Newsnight economics editor Paul Mason has defected to Channel 4 News, where he will be culture and digital editor. (Link: Press Gazette)

Reading-based Berkshire Media Group boss Amanda Gee is leaving after 16 years with the business. Her role is not being directly replaced so senior managers will report to group managing director Graham Morrison. (Source: HTFP)

Eric Paylor, who retired from Middlesbrough’s Evening Gazette in 2011, will write a column for the paper’s new weekly football-focused supplement. (Source: HTFP)




“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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