THIS WEEK'S TECHNICAL PR AND MEDIA MOVES
12th February, 2010
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Two pieces of sad news in Technical PRMoves this week, the first of which would be fit to grace Have I Got News for You? if it weren’t so serious for the individuals involved.
PRo Publications has announced the closure of Global Slag Magazine, a monthly title focusing on the slag industry, including production, storage, transport and conference updates. Although the monthly print edition is to close, http://www.globalslag.com/ will continue to provide news and industry links and Global Cement Magazine will include a regular feature section. In addition to this Pro Publications confirmed the yearly Global Slag Conference will continue to run. You see what I mean about Have I Got News for You? now don’t you?
More sad news is that Guardian News & Media is to see more than 40 staff members leave as a result of the voluntary redundancy scheme. After four years with The Guardian, Business Editor Deborah Hargreaves is leaving. Tennis Correspondent Steve Bierley is departing The Guardian after more than thirty years, and Economics Correspondent Ashley Seager has left after six. April will see Business News Editor Geoff Gibbs leave and March will see the loss of Observer Business Correspondent Nick Mathiason. The Guardian’s features department will say goodbye to Writers Hannah Pool and Stuart Jeffries. MediaGuardian.co.uk’s Deputy Editor Stephen Brook, Reporter Chris Tryhorn and Deputy Production Editor Aly Duncan as well as The Guardian's Technology Correspondent Bobbie Johnson have chosen to take voluntary redundancy. Also leaving are Jerusalem Correspondent Rory McCarthy and Los Angeles Correspondent Dan Glaister. Lastly, Readers' Editor Siobhain Butterworth is leaving to return to career in law.
Less sad news is that, as of the March/April issue Russell Campbell will replace Emma Cowan as Editor of Specify, a magazine covering architectural design and building and construction news. Emma will retain her role as Editor of Hospitality Review.
Finally, a little plug for Factory-Automation a Blog run Don Mahawatta of stateside industrial automation supply business, Clearwater Tech. The Blog runs three to four pieces of news from suppliers of industrial kit each day and provides an interesting perspective on the market from our friends across the pond.
Here’s hoping that next week I will be talking about more new magazines and Web sites opening and fewer closing.