Telegraph launches women’s channel
The Telegraph has announced the launch of a women’s channel – Wonder Women – on Telegraph.co.uk.
The channel will cover news stories as well as a range of topics affecting women including business, family, life, politics and sex.
Emma Barnett has subsequently been appointed women’s editor and will lead the site. She was previously digital media editor. Digital media stories should now be sent to Christopher Williams.
Louisa Peacock has been appointed deputy women’s editor but will also remain as the Telegraph’s jobs editor. She will write a weekly blog which features on the site called ‘Skirting the Issue,’ which takes a wry and witty look at the pressures and expectations placed on young women today.
The site, which can be viewed at www.telegraph.co.uk/women, will feature regular columns, articles and advice from a range of contributors, including business experts Sophie Cornish and Emma Sinclair. The business section also features a weekly blog – 'Secret Diary of a Board Babe' – by an anonymous executive on the board of a multinational company.
Comedian, writer and actress Katy Brand will blog for the Life section in a weekly column called ‘Paper Tiger’ and Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman will write interviews and comment for the politics section of the site. Meanwhile sex and relationships will be covered by Dr Brooke Magnanti, who formerly blogged under the pseudonym ‘Belle de Jour’. Social psychologist Petra Boynton will be the channel’s Agony Aunt.
Telegraph.co.uk also launches a digital parenting hub within the site. ‘Mother Tongue’ will be edited by Sally Peck, previously assistant foreign editor of The Daily Telegraph. The hub will focus on parenting advice, family-friendly recipes and will feature guest blogs from mums and dads and a weekly parenting dilemma Q&A.
“This new channel addresses issues that are affecting women on a daily basis, in all aspects of their lives, in a bold, sassy and irreverent way,” Barnett said. “A wide range of entertaining voices will be writing for the Wonder Women site, sharing their views with our readers.”