UK Media Report
By Annie Kasmai
The Guardian Guide has a new editor, Malik Meer.
Paul Trotter has been appointed as editor of IDG Communication's PC Advisor.
Trotter joins after previously working as news and features editor at PC Pro.
Ben Camm-Jones, the news editor at PC Advisor is leaving to join IPC Media's Web User. Camm-Jones is set to leave the publication on 9th October.
Emap is set to launch a new technology/gadget magazine which will rival Haymarket's Stuff and Future's T3. The publication will be called Digital Living and will include features on consumer electronics such as: MP3 players, TVs and cameras. Digital Living will go on sale at £3.99 on 5 October. Meanwhile, Future has launched a spin-off to T3, called T3 Home which is published quarterly and covers consumer technology.
Future Publishing is planning to launch a film magazine rather than launch its magazine for female gamblers. Aubrey Ganguly has been appointed as editor-in-chief of Future's film and TV titles. Ganguly will be working on launching this new film focused publication.
Sarah Crawley-Boevey has been appointed as senior reporter for Haymarket's Media Week. Crawley-Boevey joins after previously working as senior reporter at the Maidenhead Advertiser.
US Media Report
By Heather Lynch
The Washington Business Journal has named John McCalla as the new editor. McCalla will be responsible for the weekly newspaper and its online news site. McCalla replaces Beth Hunt who will take an editorial management role at the Business Journal's parent company, American City Business Journals, which publishes 41 journals across the United States.
Josh Tyrangiel has been named the editor of Time.com as well an assistant managing editor at TIME integrating the online site with the magazine. At TIME, Tyrangiel has written and edited cover stories and been the magazine's music critic for five years. Before that, Josh worked at Vibe and Rolling Stone magazines, and produced the news at MTV.
Time Inc. is selling its smaller niche publications in order to focus on print and online versions of its main titles, Time, People and Sports Illustrated. Popular Science is among the 18 to be sold, as CEO Ann Moore intends to develop the main titles "into the biggest brands online." Parent company Time Warner Inc., also owner of Warner Bros., AOL, CNN and HBO, has felt the same pinch as other magazines recently, with more readers and advertising going to the internet.
Investor's Business Daily's assistant technology editor Nick Turner is leaving, after editing the magazine's Computers Made Plain feature. The feature provides computer technical advice for the daily national newspaper. Investor's Business Daily is written for senior executives, professionals, entrepreneurs, and investors, with stories focusing on global and domestic economies, corporate trends, profiles and management concepts.
Future Proof #10
By Lance Concannon
There's no denying that technology has led us towards increasingly sedentary lifestyles. Back in the fifties the average human being would have spent all day chasing woolly mammoths up mountains and fighting off dinosaurs, but these days we spend our time sitting around watching TV, playing video games or downloading pictures of monkeys wearing funny hats off the internet.
This change in lifestyle has had a damaging effect on our own health, and even worse has led to significantly higher levels of teenage obesity amongst dinosaurs. It may already be too late for them, but at least we can do something to improve our own health: bicycle powered internet terminals. Want to check your email? Start pedalling. The speed of the web connection could be directly linked to how fast you pedal, thus providing an incentive to get fit - the longer you stay out of shape, the longer you'll be stuck with dial-up speeds.