My thanks to Alex Burrows for bringing my attention to the news that Nicola Jeal, who has headed up the Observer's magnificent magazine section (Food, Woman, Sport, Music and the eponymous Magazine magazine), is leaving Kings Place and joining the Times as weekend editor.
Adopting a Kremlinologistic analysis, this development combines with the mooted changes to the Observer (see previous post) to suggest that its life as a newspaper is drawing to a close. Or at the very least, it will only be a shadow of its former, multi-sectioned, multi-magazined self.
Nicola Jeal has won BSME awards twice and edited Elle, among many other magazine jobs.
Let's hope that her new role allows her to bring the Times Saturday magazine back to its former glory.