Rusbridger wins 'alternative Nobel', TV titles merger, new BBC sport editor, Bath Chron redesign - #nibs - Press Gazette

Rusbridger wins 'alternative Nobel', TV titles merger, new BBC sport editor, Bath Chron redesign - #nibs

Nicola Priest has stepped down from her role as editor of the Warrington Guardian series after ten years in the position.

Priest, 54, who is retiring, joined the Newsquest series as a trainee in 1987.

Deputy editor Gareth Dunning has been appointed acting editor for the Warrington Guardian and Warrington Midweek.

The Bath Chronicle has had a redesign, price rise and has taken on two new reporters, a creative editor and a dedicated editor for its weekend magazine.

The weekly Local World title will now cost readers £1.20, up from £1.

Editor Lynne Fernquest said: "At a cost of £1.20, there are few things you could buy for the same price which have had an equal amount of love, care and attention to detail lavished on them.

"The same amount of money might buy you around half a cup of Starbucks coffee or one-third of a pint of beer. For £1.20 you could park in the city for about 40 minutes."

Private Eye has raised its cover price for the first time in seven years.

Last week's issue cost £1.80 – 20 per cent up on the £1.50 it was before.

Dan Roan has taken over from David Bond as BBC Sport editor.

Roan joined the BBC in 2010 and was made chief sports correspondent in April 2013.

As reported in May, Bond is leaving the BBC after four years in the role for a PR job.

TV Easy is to merge with Time Inc UK publication What's On TV.

No redunancies have been made as a result of the merger, which will see the titles combined for the first time on 30 September.

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have won the 2014 Right Livelihood honorary award, known as the 'alternative Nobel'.

Recognising Snowden's “courage and skill in revealing the unprecedented extent of state surveillance violating basic democratic processes and constitutional rights”, the prize was given by the Swedish charity the Right Livelihood Award Foundation.

Rusbridger was recognised for his role in “building a global media organisation dedicated to responsible journalism in the public interest, undaunted by the challenges of exposing corporate and government malpractices”.



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