Appointments

By William Turvill 22 September 6:19
Mark Shenton was sacked by Express Newspapers last December after photographs of him on a gay porn website in the United States were brought to the attention of his employer. He is now suing the publisher for unfair dismissal. Shenton, who is gay, was paid a monthly retainer for writing a weekly column in the Sunday Express between April 2002 and December 2013. He also wrote, and continues to write, for other publications, such as The Stage. But he considered the Sunday Express his employer.
By William Turvill 19 September 11:00
Hertfordshire Mercury editor Julie Palmer (right) has been appointed to the new position of senior editor. She will continue to edit the Mercury, but will also now be responsible for co-ordinating editorial teams in the area.
By Press Association 10 September 8:53
Businesswoman Rona Fairhead told MPs on the Culture, Media and Sport Committee she was not "an establishment figure" and shrugged off reports she was offered the job because the Government wanted a woman in the role.
By Dominic Ponsford 09 September 15:33
Head of new press regulator the Independent Press Standards Organisation Sir Alan Moses today insisted that the new body would live up to the first word of its name.
By Press Gazette 08 September 11:25
John Dixon, night lawyer of The Mail on Sunday from the paper’s inception in 1982 until 2004, has died aged 62.
By William Turvill 01 September 11:15
Horrocks (pictured, Reuters), who has worked at the BBC for 33 years, has announced he will be leaving the corporation in the new year.
By William Turvill 01 September 9:01
Spencer, a two-time British Press Awards critic of the year, joined the paper as a sub-editor on the arts pages in 1988. After a couple of years as deputy theatre critic he was appointed chief theatre critic in 1991.
By William Turvill 01 September 8:51
The BBC’s senior compliance officer has backed his team’s decision not to disclose details about the recruitment of 23 high-profile journalists.
By PA Mediapoint 01 September 8:16
The BBC reported on its website that Rona Fairhead had been appointed to the role, and in doing so would become the first woman to chair the BBC Trust.
By William Turvill 29 August 15:34
Current 3am editor, Clemmie Moodie, is moving to become features editor across the Mirror titles. She will be replaced by Ashleigh Rainbird as editor.
By William Turvill 28 August 15:10
Current head of business James Ashton, meanwhile, has been made executive editor across The Independent, i, Independent on Sunday and Evening Standard.
By William Turvill 27 August 15:02
Kachroo, who in recent months has worked on the death of Nelson Mandela, interviewed Robert Mugabe and covered the Oscar Pistorious trial, replaces Lucy Manning, who moved to the BBC earlier this summer to become a special correspondent.
By William Turvill 26 August 12:10
Burton Mail editor Kevin Booth (pictured) is to take over at the Leicester Mercury following the resignation of Richard Bettsworth who leaves the title after 14 years
By William Turvill 26 August 9:59
The editor of the Largs & Millport Weekly News is standing down after 40 years in the job.
By Press Gazette 21 August 10:19

Regional media group archant has appointed Filmflex Movies boss Jeff Henry as its new chief exdecutive.

Filmflex is a video on demand joint venture between Sony Pictures Television and Disney. He takes over from Adrian Jeakings.

By Press Gazette 19 August 8:43
Times chief business commentator David Wighton is joining the WSJ's London team as City editor.
By Dominic Ponsford 15 August 14:42
Telegraph Media Group has poached four design staff from The Times.
By Press Gazette 13 August 9:00
John Bills has been named group managing director of Johnston Press. He has been in the newly-created job an on interim basis since June.
By William Turvill 05 August 12:13
Hollinshead is to be group chief executive at Nova International Ltd, a sporting events company, where he has been a non-executive director since 2012.
By William Turvill 01 August 8:41
Newquest has appointed a new digital platforms director “as it continues the rapid expansion of its digital operations”.

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