Your Noon Briefing: New owners at Dunoon Observer, STV cameras to return to court case, etc

BEGINS an announcement issued today: “The Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard has new owners.

“The historic title, first printed in Dunoon in 1871, has been purchased for an undisclosed sum by Argyll Media Ltd, a sister company of Annan-based DNG Media, the largest independent publisher in Dumfries and Galloway with four local newspaper titles.

“All Dunoon Observer staff have transferred to the new company, and the newspaper will continue to be produced from the offices at the corner of Dunoon’s Argyll Street and John Street.

“The title will be printed at CN Print in Carlisle.”

On Monday, had noted – here – an ‘end of era’, following news the paper would no longer be printed in the town.

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CHECK out the six media job adverts appearing here, on the media jobs board.

And the most recent is from Connect Publications, which is seeking freelance sub-editors and designers, as advertised here.

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BEGINS an announcement from STV: “STV cameras will return to the Court of Session to film closing submissions in the proceedings brought on by the legal challenge to the election of Liberal Democrat Alistair Carmichael as MP for Orkney and Shetland when the Election Court trial resumes next week.

“The coverage will be streamed live on STV’s website and on YouTube and made available to other media outlets.

“In September, STV made television history by becoming the first broadcaster in the UK to televise a Scottish court hearing live and in full.”

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BEGINS Simon Bain, in The Herald: “Media House International, the Scottish media relations company, has attacked Scottish Government proposals for a new lobbying register and code of conduct.”

Read more, here.

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