Your Noon Briefing: Peter Smith, Sally Magnusson, Scotmid advert, etc

A STV journalist has been nominated in an awards competition celebrating the best of UK-wide TV journalism.

Peter Smith has been shortlisted in this year’s TV Journalism Awards run by the Royal Television Society.

He gets the nod in the Young Talent category, as revealed here.

And he’s not the only Scots nominee: In the Nations and Regions Current Affairs and News Event category, BBC Scotland’s Sins of Our Fathers investigation is shortlisted.

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A TRAINING scheme at BBC Scotland – in ‘camera, audio and vision engineering’ – is inviting applications.

Says the BBC’s career website: “The BBC trainee skills development programme offers the best start for a craft career in the media industry.

“BBC Scotland Operations team provide specialist camera, audio and vision engineering skills to programme makers to ensure they achieve high quality output for the national networks, local output and independent programme makers.

“Over 18 months, we will train and develop you through specialised training and work placements in craft areas. You will be mentored by craft specialists from within BBC Scotland and by the end of the scheme you will have the skills to be proficient in at least two areas of operations.”

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THE BBC Scotland presenter and journalist, Sally Magnusson, has a book out today, exploring the subject of dementia and how it affected her mother, considered one of the best journalists of her generation, Mamie.

‘Where Memories Go – Why Dementia Changes Everything’ is reviewed in the Metro and reported in The Herald, which has secured an article by Magnusson for its upcoming Saturday magazine.

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A DOCUMENTARY about a Shetland poet, made by a former BBC Scotland producer, is being screened in Glasgow next month.

Susan Kemp, who is co-programme director of Film Exhibition at Edinburgh University, took voluntary redundancy from the BBC some years ago, after having produced several TV programmes and documentaries there, including a six-part series about the surgery service at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

She has now made a 70-minute documentary about the Shetland poet, Robert Alan Jamieson. She made it more or less single-handedly: filming, sound recording and editing.

It will screen at the Glasgow Film Festival on the 22nd of next month, where Jamieson will also give a live performance and discuss his use of dialect.

View the trailer, here.

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THE Scots journalist who is about to become a new presenter on the BBC news and current affairs programme, Newsnight, has been reportedly offered a £200,000-a-year contract to “lure her away” from ITV.

Reports the Daily Mail, Laura Kuenssberg, who is currently the business editor at ITV, is set to become Newsnight’s chief correspondent next month.

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YESTERDAY, allmediascotland reported that an advert, on behalf of cycling promotion body, Cycling Scotland, had been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority – because it featured someone riding a bike and not wearing a helmet.

Today, a letter writer to The Herald is describing the decision as “irresponsible”.

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THE first of three final episodes of the quiz show, Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, was broadcast on STV on Tuesday evening (with the second scheduled for Tuesday next week).

And the trio are being sponsored by food store, Scotmid, which has STV’s creative arm, STV Creative, to thank for this short advert, appearing before and after the commercial breaks.

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