Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

In the Air; Media

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

In the Air; Media

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Picking up: Orchard has changed the station's music and ad policy .

ANDREW Neil's protege, former Scotland on Sunday editor Iain Martin, has popped up at The Sunday Telegraph. Martin, named last month as an assistant editor across both Telegraph titles, will be working on the Sunday, where he has a new office. Martin apparently has a wide-ranging brief as a "troubleshooter", which will be of great interest to deputy editor Richard Ellis. For her debut issue last Sunday, new editor Patience Wheatcroft restored the old Gothic masthead, replacing the recent "touchy-feely" blue version.

Telegraph editor-in-chief John Bryant, in his tracksuit to prepare for the London Marathon, also came in on Saturday to man the decks.

. CAN it be true that one departing Sunday Telegraph writer penned a letter to editor Patience Wheatcroft which began "Dear Geoffrey"? How anyone could confuse her with thirsty scribbler Geoffrey Wheatcroft is beyond us...

. FURTHER speculation that ITV wants to sign Tom Bradby and Daisy McAndrew (left) as a double-act to succeed Jonathan Dimbleby in the Sunday politics slot. The ITN duo were spotted lunching with ITV's programming supremo Simon Shaps at The Ivy the other day.

. GUARDIAN editor Alan Rusbridger may be a convert to the green cause, writing about his new electric car at great length, but it may take a while for the rest of the paper to become so eco-friendly. "There aren't many company cars here but there are no plans to change yet [to anything more green]," says a Guardian mole. "Alan bought the car himself. We recently had to get a bigger bike shed, though." When the paper moves to King's Cross in 2008, perhaps environmentalists can show solidarity with their editor by canoeing to work along the canal.

. STAFF on The Times City desk have given up wondering when they will have a new boss to run their pages. Editor Robert Thomson has been in no rush to anoint deputy City editor Robert Cole in the top job, prompting some to conclude Thomson is planning a raid on his old home - the Financial Times. …

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