Your Noon Briefing: Romanes Media purchased, RTS craft awards, etc

THE publisher of the newspapers within the Clyde & Forth Press portfolio has been acquired by the owners of The Herald.

Romanes Media has been acquired by Newsquest for what is being described – here, on the Newsquest website – as an “undisclosed sum”.

The announcement quotes Henry Faure Walker, chief executive of Newsquest, as saying: “Newsquest is focused on building one of the leading local multi-media publishing businesses in the UK, and I am delighted to welcome Romanes Media Group to the company.

“We operate in separate markets but this portfolio of good quality weekly titles provides a strong fit with plenty of opportunity.”

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ENTRIES are being invited for a competition celebrating the best of craft and design in television.

A deadline of September 1 has been set for the UK-wide awards, being run by the Royal Television Society, and involving categories such as make-up, effects, sound and editing.

For more information, click here.

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BEGINS The Drum media and marketing magazine: “Tennent’s, Scotland’s best-selling lager brand, has long been one of the country’s biggest advertisers, possessing a heavily coveted marketing account over the years for its big budget TV campaigns that would make national newspaper headlines for their creative ideas.

“In recent years, though, the brand has been absent from TV screens.

“However, it’s new marketing campaign, entitled ‘Wellpark’ and developed mainly for online, might just be a glimpse into Tennent’s future strategy as it turns to online video for the first time.”

Read more, here.

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A DIGITAL journalist is being sought by Energy Voice, published by Aberdeen Journals.

The vacancy is being advertised here, on the media jobs board.

Please do mention when replying to jobs you see being showcased on the site.

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JOHN McLellan, the director of the Scottish Newspaper Society, writes about press regulation (the press has been in the news quite a lot these last few days) and questions those who would have politicians involved.

His comment piece – on the SNS website – begins with Lib Dem MP, Alistair Carmichael…

Read it, here.

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AMONG the reports of yesterday’s proceedings in Edinburgh High Court, involving the former editor of the now defunct News of the World newspaper, Andy Coulson, there is The Scotsman’s (here) and the BBC’s (here).

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