People moving 6/10/10 – Press & media

Oliver Wright has become Whitehall editor in a reshuffle at the Independent. Oly Duff has been promoted to home news editor and foreign editor Katherine Butler takes up the role of comment editor. She replaces Adrian Hamilton, who will now write a column for the paper, while assistant comment editor Amol Rajan moves up to become deputy comment editor. (Source: MediaGuardian)

Editor-in-chief of Grazia magazine Fiona McIntosh has joined online retailer as consultant creative director. (Source: Press Gazette)

Associated Press has made Patrick Quinn its news director for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He was previously deputy Middle East regional editor. (Source:

CNN’s Dan Rivers has left his post in Bangkok to become the network’s senior international correspondent in London. (Source:

Bloomberg Television has appointed Lunda Yueh as a London-based economics correspondent. She has worked as a freelance contributor for ITV and the BBC. (Source:

Mirror Group Newspapers’ digital content director Matt Kelly is leaving the business after 16 years to become managing director of a new publishing division at Perform, the online sports video specialist. (Source: MediaWeek)

The BBC’s controller of multiplatform commissioning, Simon Nelson, is leaving after 17 years at the Corporation. He will depart at the end of the year, when BBC Archive director Roly Keating will take on Nelson’s commissioning role. (Source: MediaGuardian)




“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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