Price: £2.99 for first two issues, £3.50 thereafter
Publisher: Highbury Wv
Print run: 80, 000
DVD World is for young men who like horror, fantasy, comedy and obscure films. Originally given away free with Total DVD , the 100-page, full-colour magazine has launched as a stand-alone title. The first issue has features on Heather Graeme, Night of the Living Dead director George Romero and an update on the latest censorship cuts made by the British Board of Film Censors. Editor Richard Marshall says the magazine will cover the cult side of DVDs. Marshall said: “It’s a lads’ magazine as it covers films in an entertaining and funny way . It’s aimed at those who read Bizarre, Front and Ice. There is sexy stuff in the magazine but it’s not a top shelf title.”
Editor: Richard Marshall
Contact: Highbury Wv, 53-79 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1TW
Tel: 020 7331 1000
Baker Tilly Aim Financial Journalist of the Year
Journalists with financial nous can win £5,000 for articles about Aim, the London Stock Exchange’s international market for growing companies. Entrants should submit five articles by the 16 May.
Contact: Laura Presland, Baker Tilly, Spectrum House, 20-26 Cursitor Street, London, EC4A 1HY
North-West Newspaper Awards
These awards, in their 12th year recognise the achievements of daily and weekly newspaper journalists in Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cumbria. There are seven categories, with a £700 prize for each winner and £150 for runners-up. Organised by the North-West region of the Society of Editors Deadline for entries is 7 May.
Contact: Entry forms: Jean Watson, 01925 832984. Information: Sponsor – Sellafield management and operations services, 01925 832984
The trouble with this country is the Daily Mail
Recently named newspaper of the year at the British Press Awards, the reputation of the Daily Mail is up for debate. Does it deserve admiration for its immaculate production and championing of family values or does it play up to small-minded readers in Middle England? The Guardian’s Polly Toynbee and The Times’ assistant editor Mary Ann Sieghart are for the motion. Spectator political editor Peter Oborne and publicist Max Clifford defend its reputation. The debate is chaired by Richard Lindley, president of the Media Society.
Date: 24 April
Venue: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London. SW7 2AR
Tickets: £20 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 020 7494 3345
Sport Writers’ Association
1966 World Cup winner George Cohen will be the guest of honour at an on-the-record Sports Writers’ Association lunch. All sports journalists and photographers will be welcome, regardless of whether they are SWA members.
Date: 14 April
Venue: Cricketers’ Club, 71 Blandford Street, London W1
Contact: Paul Trow, 3 Clifton Avenue, London N3 1BN
Tel: 020 7494 3345/07973 862747
EdExcel Educational Journalism Award
Deadline: 1 May 2003
Contact: Stevie Pattison-Dick 020 7758 5508
Gibbons Stamp Monthly
Publisher: Stanley Gibbons
Print run: 20,000
The magazine for philatelists, GSM has undergone its first redesign since 1989. Editor Hugh Jeffries said that gradual alterations have been introduced over the past year. “We’re wary of making radical changes as it’s a hobby followed by people in retirement and they are traditionally minded.” The magazine, which was previously only 40 per cent colour is now predominantly in colour and perfect bound. Readers can send in their stamps for identification and advice in a new column called “Ask GSM” which was introduced following a reader survey. In addition, the masthead has been reduced in size and the pagination has been increased, taking the title up to 140 pages.
Editor: Hugh Jeffries
Contact: 5 Parkside, Christchurch Road, Ringwood, Hants BH24 3SH
Tel: 01425 472363