Listings 02-05-03

LAUNCHES

Marmalade

Sector: creative industries

Frequency: quarterly

Price: £5

Publisher: Hotbed Publishing

Print run: 20,000

Marmalade is aimed at anyone working in the creative industries – from advertising and magazines to fashion. The magazine, which is smaller than the standard A4, follows the success of a pilot issue that was sent to industry insiders at the beginning of the year. The first edition will include interviews with actor Rhys Ifans and Labour politician Tony Benn by Guardian and Now magazine columnist Zoe Williams. Marmalade is the first of a number of titles that newly created Hotbed Publishing is researching and developing.

Editor: Kirsty Robinson

Contact: Hotbed, 2nd Floor, Kent House, 14-17 Market Place, London, W1W 8BY

Tel: 020 7612 1139

Digital Camera Shopper

Sector: technology

Frequency: monthly

Price: £4.99

Publisher: Future

Digital Camera Shopper is for anyone who owns a digital camera. The 148-page monthly serves as a buyer’s guide, with articles on the different types of camera as well as featuring information on accessories. The magazine hopes to show people what they can achieve with their photographs by using different kinds of equipment.

Editor: Dan Slingsby

Contact: Future Publishing, Beauford Court, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath, BA1 2BW

Tel: 01225 442244

AWARDS

Prize For Student Journalists In Northern Committee Area Of NCTJ

Journalism students at three NCTJ colleges in the northern area can scoop a £150 prize in their preliminary examinations. The Wakefield Express Group is launching the new award for the best handout paper at a first attempt. Entries will be accepted from the 2003 calendar year students at Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds, Sheffield College (Norton) and Sheffield University.

Contact: Ed Asquith, editor, Workshire Weekly Newspaper Group Ltd, Express House, Southgate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 1TE

E-mail: edasquith@wakefieldexpress.co.uk

INFORMATION

Freedom of Information Act Help Pack

This is a practical information pack produced by Cleland Thom to explain issues surrounding the Freedom of Information Act. Thom delivers law training at newspapers and radio stations over the UK and operates a legal hotline service for journalists who have legal queries.

Price: £25 a pack

Telephone: 07733 145620

E-mail: cleland.thom@tesco.net

Website: www.ctjts.com

AWARDS REMINDERS

Baker Tilly Aim Financial Journalist Of The Year

Deadline: 16 May 2003

Contact: Laura Presland, Baker Tilly, Spectrum House, 20-26 Curistor Street, London, EC4A 1HY

E-mail: laura.presland@bakertilly.co.uk

RELAUNCHES

www.bloomberg.com

Sector: financial news

Publisher: Bloomberg Media

Bloomberg.com is being relaunched with sharpened content and a vivid, minimalist design aimed at giving serious investors essential news with a global view. The website which is powered by the resources of Bloomberg News is to focus on the Dow Jones, FTSE and Nikkei and aims to quickly show which of the world’s major markets are moving, and the top stories behind those moves. There has been a cut in advertising inventory on the site and the home page now has only nine top news stories and two opinion columns chosen by its team of editors.

David Wachtel, head of Bloomberg Media, said: “The redesign raises the standard of news delivery online by redefining content and creating a better environment for users.”

Editor: Eleanor Verbin

Contact: City Gate House, 39-45 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1PQ

Tel: 0207 330 7500

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