Your Noon Briefing: Mark Daly, British Journalism Awards, etc

THE BBC Scotland reporter, Mark Daly, has been nominated for a prize celebrating the best of European television, radio and online.

Daly’s investigation, Catch Me If You Can – about alleged doping within athletics – has earned him a shortlisting in the PRIX EUROPA, which is taking place in Berlin next month.

He has been nominated in the category, TV Current Affairs (Best European TV Investigation).

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YEAR-on-year average circulation figures for both The Times and the Financial Times newspapers show increases (between August last year and last month) for both titles – according to latest figures, issued last week by ABC.

Read all here, in the regular feature, The Media in Figures.

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ENTRIES are being invited for the fourth British Journalism Awards.

Say organisers, Press Gazette: “These awards are open to all journalists wherever they work and are for journalism which is in the public interest and interesting to the public.

“This year, there is a new category for popular journalism which is for work published in tabloid newspapers and by broadcasters and websites with mass market popular appeal.

“This is in addition to the usual categories which include: Journalist of the Year, Investigation of the Year, New Journalist of the Year and Campaign of the Year.”

Read more, here.

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A SENIOR reporter is being sought by the Dundee-based The Courier newspaper – as advertised here, on the media jobs board.

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A NEW radio station – due to launch next month and serving Glasgow – has announced the appointment of another well-known name in the industry.

GO Radio Glasgow has announced Scottie McClue as its next presenter signing, hard on the heels of the appointments, as presenters, of ‘Tiger’ Tim Stevens and Suzie McGuire.

Says the station: “GO, Glasgow’s Own, is due to launch in early October from studios in the St. Enoch Centre and will broadcast 24 hours a day to the people of Glasgow.”

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TWO stories by The Scotsman’s arts correspondent, Brian Ferguson, in today’s issue of the paper…

The first begins (here): “Culture secretary, Fiona Hyslop, has accused the BBC of being more interested in North Korea than Scotland.

“She demanded a complete rethink over a proposed shake-up of the corporation to better reflect her government’s own vision and ambitions.”

And the second (also on page 11 of the paper) begins: “The Scottish Government has been warned the country faces being left without any of its own filmmakers unless they are given greater financial backing and a proper screen agency.”

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BEGINS Cleland Thom, in “Young offenders and accused aged 16 and 17 can no longer be identified in Scottish criminal cases.

“The age at which charged youths can be named in the media was raised from 16 to 18 last week in a move to bring Scotland into line with the UK and the rest of Europe.

“Previously, anyone accused of a crime lost their anonymity at 16 as they were considered adults in Scots law.

“The change is part of the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014, and applies to defendants and evidence.”

Read more, here.

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