– FT.com’s studios: The Financial Times is looking to expand its video coverage by building two multimedia studios at its London HQ. Video interviews, reports, special projects and podcasts will all be made there, adding to the video FT.com already produces — but video content will remain behind the site’s part-free paywall. News International in March paid £1 million for new broadcast studios at its Wapping offices. Via Mediaweek.
— Dow Jones (NYSE: NWS) Newswires: Yet more hires ahead of the launch of a new editorial product for investment bank feed subscribers later this year: Alessandro Pasetti joins as a London-based senior writer on various sectors including aerospace and defence while current Dow Jones Tokyo correspondent Jamie Miyazaki will cover Asia from the company’s Hong Kong office. The plan is to give investment bankers more insight on M&A and restructuring to better inform their clients on what to buy and sell.
— BBC Good Homes: Having been consigned to the scrapheap following BBC Worldwide’s announcement that it was closing BBC Good Homes, the title has been saved by Kent-based consumer publisher Kelsey Publishing. The mag will no longer have any BBC branding, but the company has taken on its 17 staff. Release.
— Student papers: There truly is no section of the printed news media unaffected by the structural crash in publishing: a survey by the University of Leeds’ student paper Leeds Student found that more than 45 per cent of the UK’s leading student titles have cut their print run or canceled entire issues in the past year, while more than over 60 percent missed their advertising and were short of money.
— Bauer Media: The consumer mag publisher is to axe up to 30 out of 700 jobs across editorial and commercial divisions. CEO Paul Keenan says: “In such an unprecedented environment, we are seeking to reshape our business further and as a result have entered consultation with a number of staff across our London-based publishing and advertising business. From Mediaweek.