Your Noon Briefing: STV, Andrew Flanagan, etc

BEGINS The Herald: “STV is considering redundancies in its local news services as part of a review of its digital assets.

“The company is known to be working on a project, internally named as Metropolis, to bring its online news and entertainment services into one place.

“It is understood people working on the likes of STV’s city apps news services, which covere Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee, are among those at risk of losing their jobs.

“However it is thought likely the Metropolis project would also create some new posts at the broadcaster.”

Read more, here.

A spokesperson told “As we continue to develop our digital consumer products, to deliver Scotland’s most comprehensive news and information service, we are restructuring our digital editorial teams to ensure we have the skills to meet our future requirements.

“We are working to mitigate any impact this may have on staff and in addition to the investment in an enhanced consumer service, we will be investing in developing new skills to deliver our editorial ambitions.”

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AND begins Holyrood magazine: “A former chief executive of children’s charity, NSPCC, has been named as the new chair of the Scottish Police Authority.

“Andrew Flanagan, who was also chief executive of media company SMG – now STV – for a decade through to 2006, will take up post on Monday of next week.

“One of his first tasks will be to undertake a ‘rapid’ review of police governance, Justice Secretary, Michael Matheson, told MSPs.”

Read more, here.

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REPORTS (here): “Glasgow agency, Palompo PR, has been appointed by a trio of businesses, including Remnant Kings dressmaking shops, Edinburgh/London firm, LookLook Photobooths, and expanding Glasgow sandwich business, Where the Monkey Sleeps.”

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A SENIOR reporter is being sought at the Ayrshire Weekly Press – as advertised here on the media jobs board.

Please do mention the site when replying to vacancies you see on on it.

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ACCLAIMED US photographer, Joe McNally, is in Edinburgh today – teaching a course on lighting, as outlined here.

He was interviewed for the BBC Scotland current affairs programme, Scotland 2015 – view it, towards the end, here.

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AN Edinburgh-based community radio station has been told that it has been ‘put on notice’ that broadcasting regulators, Ofcom, might impose a ‘statutory sanction’ on it.

Says Ofcom, in its latest broadcasting bulletin, the issue concerns recordings provided by Castle FM – regarding its honouring ‘key commitments’ of being a community radio station.

Read the Ofcom findings, here.

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AN announcement by newspapers, comics and magazines publisher, DC Thomson, begins: “DC Thomson has acquired the cHeRries Awards from the Urquhart Partnership, to add to its growing portfolio of events.

“The cHeRries Awards recognise excellence in the fields of Human Resources, training and recruitment in the North East of Scotland.”

The DC Thomson Publishing portfolio of events includes The Courier Business Awards, Evening Express Local Retailer Awards, Evening Telegraph Community Spirit Awards and The Press and Journal Energy Ball.

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SAYS the media podia podcast, Mediafocus, of its most recent episode: “Paul Hamilos, world features editor at BuzzFeed, and David Singleton, editor at Total Politics, join Paul Blanchard to discuss the latest media headlines.

“This episode: Is the SNP trying to increase its influence over the BBC? Has reporting on immigration, and its use of words like ‘swarm’ and ‘migrants’, contributed to public acrimony against refugees? And have papers given too much space to criticism of Jeremy Corbyn – and has this actually grown his support?”

Tune in, here.

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