How in the know are you?

A key part of what we as PR practitioners do is staying up-to-date with the latest news stories around the world and building relationships with those that work in the media. Often, it’s not just about what you know but who you know, so knowing the journalists relevant to your client’s sectors is crucial.

By Sara-Anne Mills-Bricknell, account executive

At Stone Junction, we make it a priority to stay up-to-date with the journalists in the business, engineering, science and technology sectors. So, we thought we should share some recent changes in the industry that you might not know about yet.

Emily Wilson, former assistant editor of The Guardian newspaper, has been assigned as the first female editor of New Scientist. With International Women’s Day last week and the current discussion surrounding women in STEM, this is also an encouraging step for aspiring female editors.

Following the close of the Meat Trades Journal (MTJ) print publication, former editor Rod Addy has become the editor of Food Manufacture as it plans to extend its coverage of the meat market. It’s also worth noting that events organised by the MTJ like Butcher’s Shop of the Year, Champion of Champion and National Butchers’ Week will still take place.

Other appointments include Ryan Lloyd as the new editor of Tomorrow’s FM and Paul Fanning who has taken over the role of Eureka’s editor. Emma Shone has been promoted to the deputy news editor at Road Transport Media and Tim Sykes is now the head of content for Packaging Europe.

Also, to eliminate any confusion, Industrial Plant & Equipment Ireland is now Manufacturing Matters Ireland and Val Kealey is still the editor.

The media and those publishing its content is always changing, so keeping up-to-date is always important. For more information on targeting the right media, contact Stone Junction on 01785 225416 or e-mail me at

Sara-Anne Mills-Bricknell

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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