Your Noon Briefing: Celtic Media Awards, sales hike for the i, partisan sports commentators, etc

SEVERAL Scots entries have made it to the shortlist of a competition celebrating the best of broadcasting, digital, etc media from the ‘Celtic’ nations and regions, including Brittany and Ireland.

This year’s Celtic Media Festival is taking place in St Ives, in Cornwall, in April.

And the nominations for the festival’s media awards have been announced this morning – here.

The nominations received by Gaelic language TV channel, BBC ALBA, in particular, were welcomed – here – by one of its two partners, MG ALBA.

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THE Daily Mail and its website dominates a summary produced by the Press Complaints Commission, consisting of breaches of the PCC’s Editors’ Code, between 2011 and 2013.

And it also dominates a second summary from the PCC, of resolved complaints (2011- 2013), where no breach of the Editors’ Code was established.

But – says a statement from the title, reported on the Press Gazette website – it probably could not be any other way, given the high number of articles it publishes. It is being claimed the breaches represent 0.01 per cent of its content.

Scots titles, as you’d expect, feature in both PCC lists, here and here.

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THE i newspaper has enjoyed a year-on-year increase in its average daily sale in Scotland.

According to the Audit Bureau of Circulation, the paper’s average sale in Scotland was 18,418 during January last year and an average 18,928 last month – representing a 2.8 per cent increase, year-on-year.

But the increase was the exception to the rule.

Read more, tomorrow, on allmediascotland, in our The Media in Figures feature.

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A SUB-EDITOR is being sought by the Evening Express newspaper in Aberdeen, as advertised here on the media jobs board.

Meanwhile, a reporter is being sought by the news agency, NorthScot – as advertised here.

And Glasgow Airport is seeking a communications and public affairs manager – as advertised here.

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THE state of the media is to be the subject of a debate being led by the Scottish Organiser of the National Union of Journalists.

Paul Holleran is speaking at ‘a weekend of politics, culture and ideas’, taking place in Ullapool next month – as reported here, by the Stornoway Gazette.

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THE Scots broadcaster, Lorraine Kelly, has quit ITV’s Daybreak programme – so say several news outlets – but is to continue with the station, presenting her own, ‘Lorraine’ show.

It is being speculated that her replacement is to be BBC newsreader, Susanna Reid.

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WHAT’S your content marketing strategy? That’s the question being asked by Edinburgh-based social media training consultancy, in this media release – posted here on

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AN assault on a busker – which appears to have been racially-motivated – has been captured on film, as part of a documentary series about life on Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow, being broadcast this evening.

Reports The Herald: “A documentary team that happened to be in the area caught the assailants on camera hurling abuse at their defenceless victim before one grabs, punches and kicks him.”

The Street is being transmitted this evening on BBC One Scotland at 2235.

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SEVERAL journalists feature in a listing compiled in Scotland on Sunday newspaper, of the 50 LGBT Scots ‘who are making a difference to the life of the nation’.

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SPORTS commentators being partisan? Fine, by Hugh MacDonald, in his Herald column – here – on Saturday.

And he goes on to sympathise with his Press colleagues, for whom a late goal – as they are crafting their football match reports – can mean “a surge of stress that would fell a wokaholic ox”.

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A FORMER chair of the political party, Ukip, is reportedly going to court, in the hope of lifting a 100-year ban said to have been imposed on him after he spoke to the Sunday Herald newspaper.

A fortnight ago, noted Paul Hutcheon’s original report in the newspaper.

And he continues the tale, here.

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