It may be the time of year when people take their summer breaks, but the fast-moving worlds of journalism and digital PR never stop. Our media relations team has been working hard to keep up with the comings and goings of the industry’s top journalists. Here are a few we’ve spoken with recently:
FT Adviser’s Simoney Kyriakou is interested in hearing from resilient, successful female leaders. She also has an upcoming focus on the FT’s diversity awards, which are being hosted early next month.
Simoney is working with an intern named Saksha Menezes, who recently wrote a feature aimed at young people advising them to start saving. Saksha has a bright future in the industry, and PR people pitching fintech and financial education stories for young people would be wise to reach out to her.
The Daily Telegraph’s Will Kirkman describes himself as a personal finance reporter, and his beat tends to cover savings, energy, cars and insurance. He works under the editor Adam Williams, and he’s well worth reaching out to with stories that are affecting peoples’ wallets.
Judith Burns offers a little more detail on the story that the BBC is leaving London. Several specialist sections are being set up at regional capitals, including a science and environment team in Cardiff, a technology group in Glasgow and an education and identity office in Leeds. PR people in these regions and sectors like science, technology and engineering should keep a close eye on the developments.
Several journalists are also taking their next steps:
- Tom Calverley has been promoted to Assistant Business Editor at The Guardian.
- Julia Love has been appointed Technology Correspondent at Reuters, based in San Francisco – noteworthy for all of us in the tech PR
- Lizzie Roberts has been appointed Health Reporter at The Telegraph.
- Jim Armitage has now started in his role as Business Editor at The Sunday Times.
- Sophie King is joining MoneySavingExpert.com as a Senior Reporter.
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