The Telegraph has moved further towards its vision of a fully integrated newsroom with a raft of promotions, new arrivals and a newly integrated Science team.
Integrated desks contribute to both titles and the web site, The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph and Telegraph.co.uk, and so far business, sport, foreign and comment desks have been reshaped to fit the new mould.
The integrated science team will be headed up by Daily Telegraph science editor Roger Highfield and Sunday Telegraph science correspondent Richard Gray, with Professor Steve Jones continuing to contribute. The team will be assisted by Kate Devlin.
The changes follow the abrupt departure of Nic Fleming, Daily Telegraph science correspondent, two weeks ago.
Following the significant number of departures from the Telegraph sports desk last month, former Times sports feature writer Alison Kervin is joining as chief sports interviewer. She replaces star interviewer Sue Mott.
Other changes include Stephen Adams’ promotion to arts correspondent, replacing Nigel Reynolds who was axed last month.
The Daily Telegraph has also appointed former Press Association chief reporter John Bingham to take a senior reporting role.
Further changes are expected as the integration policy continues to roll out.
There has been talk of strike action over management decisions to axe staff members, which included the Telegraph Media Group’s decision to remove the entire reader relations desk as well as individual journalists over the last few months.
Sunday Telegraph editor Patience Wheatcroft resigned in September 2007, reportedly over the integration strategy.