SOME of Scotland’s best-known investigative journalists have today launched a website with an invitation to readers to choose which story they should next cover.
The Ferret succeeds a prototype site, Scottish Inquirer, and involves journalists such as Billy Briggs, Rob Edwards, Rachel Hamada and Peter Geoghegan.
Says the not-for-profit venture, which is hoping to soon raise £3,000 via crowdfunding: “Good, investigative journalism is suffering in Scotland.
“The advertising revenues that have traditionally funded journalists to uncover scandals are being swept away in the whirlwind of the electronic information revolution – and nobody is quite sure what to do about it.”
Read more, here.
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ENTRIES are being called for by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) for its Scotland awards competition.
A deadline of July 2 has been set for entries into a competition which aims – say the organisers – to “celebrate, promote and reward excellence in Scottish film, television and games production”.
For more details, click here.
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MORE from yesterday’s news (here) that Romanes Media – publisher of several Scots local newspapers – has been acquired by the owner of The Herald…
Today, The Herald’s Greig Cameron reports the purchase – here.
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FROM the High Court in Edinburgh yesterday, reports today – including The Herald (here) and the STV (here) – from the trial of the former editor of the now defunct News of the World newspaper…
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BEGINS an announcement from the publishers of The Scotsman newspaper and several other Scots newspapers: “Johnston Press has unveiled a new, fully-responsive website to support its refreshed online entertainments platform, WOW247.
“WOW247.co.uk has revamped and repositioned its entertainments site, aiming at a young, urbanite audience who want to be informed and inspired about what is relevant to their lifestyle and happening in their city.”
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