Press oppression continues as Russia blacklists BBC, Guardian and Telegraph journalists

The Russian government has added a significant number of journalists and media executives to its list of people banned from entering the country. These include: From the BBC: Chief executive Deborah Turness Analysis editor Ros Atkins Disinformation correspondent Marianna Spring Two journalists working in the corporation’s new “BBC Verify” effort   From The Guardian: World […]

Farah becomes U.K. tech reporter at The Guardian

The Guardian has appointed Hibaq Farah to serve as a U.K. technology reporter. In her new role, she will cover artificial intelligence, big tech, social media platforms and things related to the internet. Farah joined The Guardian in July 2019 as an editorial intern. Later on, she joined the staff full-time and held the posts […]

The Times hires Allegretti as chief political correspondent

Aubrey Allegretti will join The Times as chief political correspondent. He comes from The Guardian, where he recently served as senior political correspondent. Allegretti joined The Guardian in February 2021 as a political correspondent, a role in which he covered the parliament and U.K. government. He also hosted segments on the “Politics Weekly” podcast. He […]

The Guardian names Moran head of innovation

The Guardian has appointed Chris Moran head of innovation for its U.S. team. An excerpt from the announcement obtained by Talking Biz News reads: “Chris will partner with product teams and stakeholders in the UK while also working with the US team to collect, synthesize, refine and prioritize product needs across Guardian US, translating them […]

The Guardian appoints Ames European sports correspondent

The Guardian has promoted Nick Ames to European sports correspondent. Recently, he held the post of football journalist. Previously, Ames was a reporter and features writer at Arsenal Football Club and worked as a tennis correspondent at East Anglian Daily Times. Ames graduated from the University of Oxford. Be sure to congratulate Ames on Twitter.

Creamer joins The Guardian as books reporter

The Guardian has hired Ella Creamer as a books reporter to cover new releases, authors and publishing. Since September 2022, Creamer has freelanced for The Guardian, BBC Radio 4, Politico Magazine and i-D. She interned at Politico, The Week and Guardian News and Media, Immediate Media Co. and News UK. She was also an editorial […]

Guardian names Manzoni homepage editor

Alessia Manzoni, a sub-editor on the production team at The Guardian, has taken on the role of homepage editor on the digital team. She joined The Guardian in October 2018 as a trainee sub-editor. Previously, Manzoni interned at The Guardian and Archant and worked as a sub-editor at Decode Magazine. Manzoni has a bachelor’s degree […]

The Guardian promotes McMullan to head of visuals and data

Lydia McMullan has taken on the role of head of visuals and data at Guardian News & Media. She has been with The Guardian for more than 10 years. Recently, McMullan served as a visual projects editor. Since joining in November 2012 as a production assistant, she has held the posts of head of central […]

The Guardian appoints Spencer deputy editor and senior VP, strategy

The following excerpt was sent out from Editor & Publisher: Guardian US today announces that deputy editor Jane Spencer will take on additional responsibilities as deputy editor and senior vice president, strategy. Spencer has been a deputy editor at Guardian US since 2016, and has been a key force behind the Guardian’s success. During her time at the […]

The Guardian promotes Kirk to visuals editor

The Guardian has appointed Ashley Kirk to the post of visuals editor. The appointment comes with the formation of a team that unites the visuals and data desks. Recently, Kirk served as a visuals projects editor. He is also a visiting lecturer at City, University of London. He worked as a data journalist and senior […]