NIBs: Penny Marshall back at ITV, Giles Coren joins Time Out, Brighton Argus passes 1m monthly browsers

Penny Marshall is to rejoin ITV News as social affairs editor in the New Year after joining the BBC as education editor earlier this year.

She said: “I am very proud to be rejoining my impressive colleagues in the ITV newsroom with a general election approaching when social affairs will be centre stage of the national debate and at the heart of ITV’s coverage.”


Trinity Mirror’s head of digital business development Steve Anglesey has moved to Local World as digital content director.

Anglesey has been credited with working on the Mirror’s UsVsTh3m website as well as developing video strategy and sponsored content. He previously edited Football365.

Anglesey said he was pleased “to be joining Local World, a company with tremendous assets in terms of people and titles, at such an exciting time. We are looking forward to producing and working with content which users will love to watch, read and share”.

Matt Kelly, digital director said: “Steve is a massive talent with vast experience at the very highest levels of digital publishing. He will play a key role in our accelerated programme of digital transformation within the group.”


Telegraph education editor Graeme Paton is to take up the role of transport correspondent at The Times in the New Year, according to FeaturesExec.com.


The Times’s Giles Coren (pictured) has started writing a new column for Time Out.

It will feature on the website as well as in the print editions for London and New York.


Daily Mirror reporter Andrew Gregory has been promoted to health editor. The Mirror said he had been promoted “after breaking a series of major agenda-setting stories on the NHS”.

A press release said: “Andrew has led the way with front page revelations which included NHS bosses pocketing £166million in bonuses and the Department of Health launching an investigation into alleged child euthanasia in the UK.

“In February, his investigation into the scandal of thousands of children under 10 failing to get the psychiatric treatment they need because of government cuts led to the launch of a House of Commons Health Select Committee inquiry where he was called upon to submit evidence.”


Newsquest’s Argus website, for Brighton, claims to have reached a record 1m unique users in October. The figure, of 1,041,992, beats the previous record set in February this year of  725,709.

Website coordinator Matthew Brown said: “It’s an amazing achievement and one I’m very proud of.

“Having joined the company only 15 weeks ago, I’m pleased to be working with a switched on team of journalists and photographers who are producing content which is being read and shared by our website visitors.

“We’ve had a very strong news month, with some cracking stories and one which went viral.

“A quirky tale about a gran who had ray-repelling paint installed on her house going viral attracted more than 200,000 unique visitors in itself.“

Last week, long-standing editor Michael Beard announced his departure for a job in  PR.


Evening Standard and Independent managing editor Doug Wills has been appointed president of the Society of Editors, succeeding Southern Daily Echo editor-in-chief Ian Murray this week.


Staff at the Cumnock Chronicle are to be relocated 30 miles away to the offices of the Ayrshire Weekly Press, Ardrossan, according to Holdthefrontpage.


Three finalists have been announced for the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist from the Developing World Award. This is the second year the prize has been presented as part of the UK Foreign Press Association awards, with the winner announced on 25 November.

The finalists are: Priyanka Dubey, a freelance journalist in India, Andrew Ochieng, a news reporter for Kenya's NTV, and Maurice Oniang’o, a TV producer and blogger from Kenya for MEDEVA (Media Development in Africa).

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