People moving 20/4/11 – Press & Media

Joe Barnes will become the new editor of Bauer Media’s FHM magazine from 13 June. He has previously edited Front magazine and freelanced for a host of national newspapers. (Source: In Publishing)

Reuters US branch has fired its Indonesian bureau chief, David Fox, for making a crude remark in an internal online chatroom. He was on assignment in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami there and has no possibility of appeal. (Source: MediaGuardian)

The Observer has lost its chief leader writer Rafeal Behr to the New Statesman, where he will be chief political commentator. (Source: Press Gazette)

BSkyB has promoted Sky Arts director John Cassy to a newly created role overseeing all Sky’s 3D output. (Source: MediaGuardian)

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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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