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- November 4, 2013
QUINN JOINS THE DAILY RECORD
Mirror Group chief executive David Montgomery named Terry Quinn as the new editor of the Daily Record. Quinn, who was editorial director of Thomson Regional Newspapers, succeeded Endell Laird. Quinn had edited the Telegraph & Argus in Bradford and the Edinburgh Evening News.
DIRECTOR SUES MOVIE MAGAZINE
Film director Franco Zeffirelli issued a writ against Screen International, accusing the magazine of running an inaccurate story that accused him of being a fascist MP. Zeffirelli’s lawyers said he was a member of the ruling Forza Italia party and not a fascist.
RESEARCHER PROTECTS HER SOURCES
A rally of about 250 journalists in Dublin pledged full support to World In Action researcher Susan O’Keeffe, who was facing prosecution in the Irish Republic for refusing to name her sources. O’Keeffe had refused to disclose the sources to an inquiry into the Irish beef industry, which was prompted by a World in Action programme.
PHOTOGRAPHERS ‘ARE NOT VULTURES’
The ever-controversial Germaine Greer angered photographers with her claim, in The Guardian, that their shots from Rwanda were “a ghastly competition for the worst pictures”. Jack Picone, of the Network agency, said: “People like Germaine Greer don’t realise that journalists, cameramen and photographers take enormous risks for minimal money. It is easy to see them as vultures, but how else would anybody know what is going on in these parts of the world?” ALL CHANGE AT SUNDAY EXPRESS Brian Hitchen made his impact felt in his first day as editor of the Sunday Express. He brought in a raft of new executives from his old paper, the Daily Star. They included new deputy Henry Macrory, assistant editor Graham Jones, sports editor Peter Watson, and Tom Hendry as news editor. Hitchen said of the Sunday Express: “It’s as British as roast beef and so am I.” With Hitchen switching to the Sunday Express, Phil Walker became editor of the Daily Star.
PUBLISHERS ACT TO AVOID LAWSUITS
Journalists at IPC Magazines and Reed Business Publishing were issued with new guidelines on libel, amid growing fears of huge damages. The move came after IPC’s Yachting World wasordered to pay a massive £1.485m in damages. The payout, over a
critical review of a new yacht design, had sent shockwaves through the magazine industry.
FALSE ALARM AT PRINT WEEK
Staff at Haymarket’s Print Week were testing a new-fangled device to stop computer theft which spewed out smoke to deter the thieves. Unfortunately, no one had told managing director Patrick Fuller. Seeing smoke seeping under his office door, he called security
and they sent for the fire brigade.