Technical and technology media moves: A host of changes

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It’s been a while since I've done a media moves update on this Blog and a lot’s happened since then. Computer Weekly has closed its print division to focus on its on-line offering, design journalism legend Tom Shelley has gone into semi-retirement and some famous people have been surprised to find that they have had their phones hacked.

Meanwhile, Ken Hurst has left his editorial director’s role at Findlay Media, the publishers of Works Management, Eureka and a host of other titles. He will continue providing content for the publisher as well as retaining his other freelance roles.

Andy Pye has taken the role of editorial director at Web-lec.com, an online portal for the electrical and power industries. Andy is a former editor of Industrial Technology, as well as an alumni of the Pro-Talk sites, now owned by Centaur.

There have also been a number of organisational changes on Engineering & Technology Magazine. The magazine is now monthly and features more editorial pages (120 in total). Additionally, the magazine has a brand new web presence located at www.EandTmagazine.com and a new Twitter address which can be located at www.twitter.com/EandTmagazine. Mark Venables, previously power and sustainability editor is now engineering editor and James Hayes, previously IT editor is now technology editor. On EandTmagazine.com Jonathan Wilson is managing editor and Rachel Fergusson and Sofia Mitra-Thakur are news reporters. Phew!

Finally, Dennis Publishing has launched a cloud computing title called Cloud Pro, edited by Max Cooter. Cloudpro.co.uk is aimed at CEO’s, CFO’s and IT managers, providing advice and insight for businesses considering migrating all or some of their IT functions ‘to the cloud’.

And there’s been a wedding apparently. Something to do with the royal family. Not much technical PR impact there I’m afraid. I think it was last week some time.

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Richard Stone

Stone Junction is a cool technical PR agency based in Stafford. We work for all sorts of businesses, with a particular focus on technology, technical and engineering companies. We like being sent cake and biscuits by clients, journalists and prospects.

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