Listings 18-04-03

LAUNCHES

DVD World

Sector: entertainment

Frequency: monthly

Price: £2.99 for first two issues, £3.50 thereafter

Publisher: Highbury Wv

Print run: 80, 000

DVD World is for young men who like horror, fantasy, comedy and obscure films. Originally given away free with Total DVD , the 100-page, full-colour magazine has launched as a stand-alone title. The first issue has features on Heather Graeme, Night of the Living Dead director George Romero and an update on the latest censorship cuts made by the British Board of Film Censors. Editor Richard Marshall says the magazine will cover the cult side of DVDs. Marshall said: “It’s a lads’ magazine as it covers films in an entertaining and funny way . It’s aimed at those who read Bizarre, Front and Ice. There is sexy stuff in the magazine but it’s not a top shelf title.”

Editor: Richard Marshall

Contact: Highbury Wv, 53-79 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1TW

Tel: 020 7331 1000

E-mail: chris.jenkins@highburywv.com

AWARDS

Baker Tilly Aim Financial Journalist of the Year

Journalists with financial nous can win £5,000 for articles about Aim, the London Stock Exchange’s international market for growing companies. Entrants should submit five articles by the 16 May.

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

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

North-West Newspaper Awards

These awards, in their 12th year recognise the achievements of daily and weekly newspaper journalists in Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cumbria. There are seven categories, with a £700 prize for each winner and £150 for runners-up. Organised by the North-West region of the Society of Editors Deadline for entries is 7 May.

Contact: Entry forms: Jean Watson, 01925 832984. Information: Sponsor – Sellafield management and operations services, 01925 832984

EVENTS

The trouble with this country is the Daily Mail

Recently named newspaper of the year at the British Press Awards, the reputation of the Daily Mail is up for debate. Does it deserve admiration for its immaculate production and championing of family values or does it play up to small-minded readers in Middle England? The Guardian’s Polly Toynbee and The Times’ assistant editor Mary Ann Sieghart are for the motion. Spectator political editor Peter Oborne and publicist Max Clifford defend its reputation. The debate is chaired by Richard Lindley, president of the Media Society.

Date: 24 April

Time: 6pm

Venue: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London. SW7 2AR

Tickets: £20 E-mail: info@intelligencessquared.com

Tel: 020 7494 3345

Sport Writers’ Association

1966 World Cup winner George Cohen will be the guest of honour at an on-the-record Sports Writers’ Association lunch. All sports journalists and photographers will be welcome, regardless of whether they are SWA members.

Date: 14 April

Time: 12.30pm

Venue: Cricketers’ Club, 71 Blandford Street, London W1

Tickets: £25

Contact: Paul Trow, 3 Clifton Avenue, London N3 1BN

Tel: 020 7494 3345/07973 862747

AWARDS REMINDERS

EdExcel Educational Journalism Award

Deadline: 1 May 2003

Contact: Stevie Pattison-Dick 020 7758 5508

E-mail: Stevie.Pattison-Dick@Edexcel.org.uk

Website: www.edexcel.org.uk/achievement

RELAUNCHES

Gibbons Stamp Monthly

Sector: stamps

Publisher: Stanley Gibbons

Frequency: monthly

Price: £2.30

Print run: 20,000

The magazine for philatelists, GSM has undergone its first redesign since 1989. Editor Hugh Jeffries said that gradual alterations have been introduced over the past year. “We’re wary of making radical changes as it’s a hobby followed by people in retirement and they are traditionally minded.” The magazine, which was previously only 40 per cent colour is now predominantly in colour and perfect bound. Readers can send in their stamps for identification and advice in a new column called “Ask GSM” which was introduced following a reader survey. In addition, the masthead has been reduced in size and the pagination has been increased, taking the title up to 140 pages.

Editor: Hugh Jeffries

Contact: 5 Parkside, Christchurch Road, Ringwood, Hants BH24 3SH

Tel: 01425 472363

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