– Hearst Digital: NatMags’ online unit is adding Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) Europe entertainment engineering head James Wood as its head of technology, following a restructure that brings control of magazine site infrastructure in-house, reports Media Week, which quotes digital programming director Julian Downing as embarking on “an intensive process that will bring efficiencies to the current development process at Hearst digital, increase output and reduce costs”.
– Ofcom: The regulator has added several members to its advisory committees for England and Wales. They include Balderton VC Dharmash Mistry, former BBC CTO John Varney, former Anglia TV MD Graham Creelman and Simon Gibson, CEO of Terry Matthews’ Wesley Clover VC house and board member of IPTV outfit Inuk. Fair to say that some of these additions are expert, if not exactly independent, as Ofcom readies to implement recommendations of Digital Britain. Release.
– BBC: Nathalie Malinarich is the new head of the BBC’s World Online division while Andrew Roy is the new head of news for BBC World News. But if you subscribed to head of BBC newsroom Peter Horrocks’ Twitter stream (@peterhorrocks1) you would already know this: Horrocks mistakenly posted an update yesterday publicly confirming the high profile appointments, when he meant to send a private message to Richard Sambrook, director of the Global News division (@sambrook). Reuters editor-in-chief David Schlesinger was recently accused of scooping his own correspondents by Tweeting George Soros’s speech live from the Davos Economic Forum. From Journalism.co.uk.