People Moving 25/04/12 – Press & Media

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

Sam Holliday is leaving Northcliffe, the eigth editor to do so in the past year, to seek new challenges after 30 years working in the regional press. He currently edits the Bath Chronicle, Somerset Standard and Somerset Guardian, and oversaw the former’s switch to a weekly title in 2007. (Source: HTFP)

Former Sky News digital news editor Neal Mann is to become a social media editor of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). He will start his new role in the UK and relocate to New York when his visa permits. (Source: Journalism)

Gavin O’Reilly, chief executive of Irish media group Independent News & Media, has resigned after a long-running dispute with the company’s biggest shareholder, Denis O’Brien. He has been replaced by INM chief operating officer, Vincent Crowley, with immediate effect. (Source: MediaGuardian)

Freemantle chief exec Tony Cohen, the producer of shows including The X Factor and The Apprentice, is stepping sown after 17 years with the company. He is being replaced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz who has been running the company’s North American operation since 2005. (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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