The Guardian’s Ireland correspondent, Rosie Cowan, has moved over to become the paper’s crime specialist. Previous crime writer Nick Hopkins has become deputy foreign editor.
Cowan joined The Guardian in 2000 after being business editor of The Belfast Telegraph and political correspondent for the Press Association.
At sister title The Observer, James Robinson, deputy business editor of the Sunday Express, has joined media business reporter.
He replaces Jessica Hodgson, who had been covering the post on a freelance basis since former media business specialist Jamie Doward was promoted to social affairs editor six months ago.