Your Noon Briefing: Creative Clyde networking event, media tender for indy ref, DC Thomson roles at risk of redundancy, etc

PLACES are still up for grabs at a networking event in Glasgow tomorrow, for people working in film and TV.

Creative Clyde boasts several partners – including Scottish Enterprise, STV and the University of Glasgow – in a bid to make the River Clyde waterfront a home to creative organisations.

And the networking event – in association with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – is taking place tomorrow evening.

For more information, click here.

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APPLICATIONS are being sought to manage the media operation when the votes are being counted during the upcoming referendum on Scots independence.

The role involves supporting the chief counting officer, who will be announcing the result for the whole of Scotland, in Edinburgh.

For more details, email here.

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COLUMNIST, Ian Bell, considers, in yesterday’s Sunday Herald (here), the imminent culling of BBC Scotland’s news and current affairs programme, Newsnight Scotland (as reported here on allmediascotland), and the wider issue of the BBC and impartiality while reporting the upcoming referendum on Scots independence.

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SOME provocative quotes about design, from award-winning and Gloucestershire-based graphic designer, David Hillman. Such as: “InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator” have “given a lot of amateurs the idea that they can be a designer.”

Read more, here, on the website of The Drum media and marketing magazine.

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CHECK out the winners of the Highlands and Islands Media Awards, here. The awards ceremony took place in Inverness, on Friday evening.

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SCOTLAND’S public authorities slow to respond to Freedom of Information requests? The editor of, Kenneth Roy, considers… here.

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RESTRUCTURING plans at newspapers, comics and magazines publisher, DC Thomson. In the company’s consumer entertainment division, some 30 roles are at risk, involving editorial, art department and graphic design. The company anticipates that 12 fewer posts will be the end result, following consultation.

At the same time, says a spokesperson at the Dundee-based company: “Nine finance roles in Aberdeen and six finance roles in Redhill [Surrey] will move to Dundee. Eight roles within the company’s Enterprise department [eg call centre operations] are at risk of redundancy, because of outsourcing proposals.”

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