People Moving 24/07/13 – Press & Media

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

Dominic Mohan, who recently left the Sun editorship to become a consultant for News Corporation, is reportedly moving towards severing ties with the Murdoch in a £2m payoff. (Source: MediaGuardian)

Veteran broadcaster David Jacobs, one of the BBC’s longest-serving DJs, is retiring due to health reasons. The 87-year-old, one of the four original presenters of Top of the Pops, will present his weekly Radio 2 show for the last time next month. (Source: MediaGuardian)

Nate Silver, known as “the top forecaster in American politics”, has left the New York Times to take his “dream job” with ESPN as a statistical sports analyst. The 35-year-old will continue covering politics for ABC News, which shares a corporate parent, Disney, with ESPN. (Source: MediaGuardian)

John Bowd has been promoted from foreign editor to news editor at the Independent. His previous position is being taken by Jersusalem correspondent Alistair Dawber. (Source: Press Gazette)

Sky News presenter and Telegraph columnist Jeff Randall has said he is going to step back from both roles next year to go part-time. (Link: Press Gazette)

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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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