People Moving 17/07/13 – Press & Media

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

Newsreader Mishal Husain will become the second woman to join the presenting team on BBC Radio 4’s flagship Today programme. Moving in the autumn, Hussain joins current presenters John Humphrys, Evan Davis, Sarah Montague, Justin Webb and James Naughtie, who is switching to an expanded role focusing on the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence. (Link: Press Gazette)

BBC News has promoted Paul Royall from deputy editor to editor of BBC One’s News at Six and News at Ten. He begins 22 July, replacing James Stephenson, who has been appointed head of BBC world news and deputy head of the BBC newsroom. (Link: Press Gazette)

Three senior executives have left Local World. Executive directors Rich Mead and Karen Wall, along with interim executive director Steve Brown, have departed the regional venture, while finance director Rachel Addison has been promoted to the newly created role of chief operating officer. Lisa Gordon, a non-executive director at Local World, has joined as corporate development director. (Link: Press Gazette)

Two of the founding directors of Incisive Media, Nick Rapley and James Hanbury, have left the company. (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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