Your Noon Briefing: IPSO ruling, DC Thomson’s Golden Giveaways, etc

A COMPLAINT made against the Ayrshire Post newspaper has been upheld by the press watchdog, the Independent Press Standards Organisation.

IPSO upheld a complaint – from a local clinic – on accuracy grounds, but rejected another on discrimination grounds.

Read the IPSO adjudication, here.

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BEGINS newspapers, comics and magazines publisher, DC Thomson: “[Our] evening titles are offering a prize pot of more than £100,000 in two Golden Giveaway competitions this week.

“Aberdeen newspaper, the Evening Express, begins their Golden Giveaway [today] with Dundee title the Evening Telegraph following suit [tomorrow].

“A special Golden Masthead on the front page of the Evening Express will launch the Golden Giveaway.

“Every copy of the Evening Express and Evening Telegraph will be inserted with a free Golden Wallet with instant wins of Wispa Gold bars, or cash prizes ranging from £50 up to £10,000.”

Read more, here.

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DISCUSS: do radio news bulletins need to be full of ‘bad news’?

On the website,, David Durant suggests ‘another way’.

Read him, here.

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A HEAD of communications and research is being sought by the SNP Parliamentary MSP Group.

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

Please do mention when replying to job ads you see on the site. Thank you.

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BEGINS the website, “AG Barr, the manufacturer of soft drinks including Irn-Bru and Rubicon, is looking for a UK digital agency.

“The company is using Creativebrief to help with the search and has already sent RFIs to digital creative agencies.”

Read more, here.

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