|MEDIA MOVEMENTS — JUNE-SEPTEMBER 2010
Over the past four months journalists on the daily newspapers have been playing dominoes with the top positions, with news still to come of a change under way at Ashburton.
Since Lance Dodd left the Marlborough Express back in May, Steve Mason, ex-deputy editor of the Southland Times, has stepped into his shoes. The new deputy editor of the Southland Times is Mark Wilson.
In the North Island, Jonathan Mackenzie has traded in his editorship at the Taranaki Daily News and is now editor of the Waikato Times. In turn, Roy Pilott, former deputy editor of the Waikato Times, has moved to the Taranaki Daily News, as editor.
Other news bites:
• Rose Hoare is editor of the Sunday Times Magazine
• Nigel Horrocks is the editor of iStart
• Jendy Harper and Robyn Janes have left TVNZ's Close Up
• Real Groove Magazine is to merge with The Groove Guide from mid-November 2010 (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10677461)
• Tearaway Magazine is no longer published by Tearaway Press, but has joined the Academy Publishing stable
• Norml News returned to print in August, after nearly being banned by the DIA (http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1008/S00158/the-cannabis-magazine-they-tried-to-ban-is-back.htm)
• Pacific Magazines' NZ operations have ceased. Three of their women's titles —New Idea, That's Life and NZ Girlfriend — are now to be published by NZ Magazines (APN), and NZ Weddings has been acquired by Tangible Media (http://www.stoppress.co.nz/news/2010/09/pacific-magazines-hands-three-of-its-babies-to-apn-in-big-publishing-switcheroo/)
• Pulp Media, publisher of Pulp Magazine, went into voluntary liquidation on 21 September (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10676080)
• MTV is to close its NZ offices in December 2010 (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10676702)
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