Media Movers: Harriet Hall, Laura Kuenssberg, etc

WELCOME to Media Movers, reporting the latest moves within the Scottish media, including promotions and retirements.

FIRSTLY, congratulations to Harriet Hall – communications manager at the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (Scotland) – who has just begun maternity leave. Her post is being covered by Emma Stewart.

Hall is expecting her second child. She has been at NSPCC Scotland for six years, having previously worked for the Commission for Racial Equality and Royal College of Nursing in Scotland as a communications officer.

Stewart has worked in the NSPCC Northern Ireland communications team for several years. She studied at St Andrews University.

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DURING its two years in its current incarnation, Creative Edinburgh has grown its membership to just under 1,000 (among them several media folk). And that is partly down to the efforts of its two directors, one of whom – Lynsey Smith – is leaving for pastures new.

She is headed to London, to join the British Council.

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AS widely reported, Scots journalist, Laura Kuenssberg is joining Newsnight as chief correspondent; leaving ITV News, where she is business editor. Says The Herald (which ran the tale on its front page, accompanied by a large pic of her): The journalist joined ITV in September 2011 after a ten-year-long stint at the Corporation where she rose to be the BBC News Channel’s chief political correspondent. She starts at Newsnight in February.”

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AND belated congratulations to Alison Campsie, appointed assistant news editor a few weeks backs at The Press and Journal newspaper. She was previously senior reporter at The Herald.

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