People Moving 21/08/13 – Press & Media

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

Mark Kermode will replace Philip French as the Observer’s chief film critic. He starts next month, replacing a retiring French. (Source: Press Gazette)

Yahoo has named Dawn Airey as its new senior vice president of its EMEA operation. The former Channel 5 exec will be responsible for expanding Yahoo’s business in the region. (Source: Marketing Week)

The Sun has hired former Arsenal footballer Ian Wright to present its football show, The Sun FC. (Source: Media Week)

TalkSport has signed Johnny Vaughan to present a three-hour football show every Saturday, as part of its new football programming line-up. (Source: Media Week)




“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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