The modern newspaper editor’s dilemmas are many. In a metropolis the size of London for example you would expect the 13 million citizens to support a paid-for evening title. It doesn’t. Paid for circulations are inexorably shrinking, writes Mark Dickinson, former editor-in-chief of Trinity Mirror North West and of the Midlands.
Pinewood Studios has brought in a host of stars including Danny Boyle, Ridley Scott and Eric Fellner (Les Miserables) to back its latest plans to double production capacity after its original bid was blocked by the Government.
Manchester’s Peel Holdings Group is Pinewood’s majority shareholder (58.05%), through its Goodweather Investment Management subsidiary.
Richard Maddock has been promoted to by Bauer to become regional programme director for its North West radio stations.
He will remain as station and programme director for Radio City, City Talk and Magic 1548 in Liverpool, but the expanded role means he now has responsibility for Key 103 and Magic 1152 in Manchester, Rock FM and Magic 999 in Preston.
The Royal Institute of British Architects has opened up its city centre base to appeal to creatives.
The repositioning of the meeting space, which had previously been aimed purely at those working or with an interest in architecture, will see more exhibitions, seminars and talks held throughout the year to include other professional sectors.
The Futureproof Summit in Liverpool has confirmed some key names to talk to delegates about the digital and gaming sectors.
Colin Macdonald, the former Grand Theft Auto producer and now Channel 4’s commissioning editor for games, will join Red Bull brand experts, Michael Henderson and Robbie Dean; Miles Jacobson of Sports Interactive (the company behind Football Manager); Robin Wilson, the director of PR and social media at McCann Manchester; and a representative of Liverpool FC at the event.