Your Noon Briefing: Edinburgh media networking, photographer Jeff Mitchell, etc

A MEDIA networking event in Edinburgh early next month has welcomed an UK media monitoring and evaluation agency, headquartered in the capital, as its sponsor.

Press Data is sponsoring the drinks evening, on the sixth of next month, organised by Stewart Argo, an associate director with Weber Shandwick Scotland and a recent former media manager at The City of Edinburgh Council.

Sign up to attend, here.

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A GENEALOGY website owned by Dundee-based newspapers, comics and magazines publisher, DC Thomson, has appointed a former head of brand extensions at the Guardian News & Media group.

Says DC Thomson, Monisha Saldanha joins Genes Reunited next month, as brand director.

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THE Press and Journal newspaper is seeking a reporter, based in its Elgin office – as advertised here on the media jobs board.

Meanwhile, CMYK Design is seeking both a digital designer (see here for more details) and an advertising executive (part-time)(see here for more details).

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ONE of the best-known members of the now defunct Edinburgh Press Club has died, aged 99.

But, as an obituary in today’s Herald notes, Frank Rushbrook was not involved in the media but the fire service.

At the height of Rushbrook’s involvement, the club had opened up to non-media members.

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A FORMER photographer with The Herald is featured today in the newspaper, commenting on what it has been like reporting from the Ukranian capital of Kiev, which has been in the grip of violent protests.

Jeff Mitchell, says The Herald’s Helen McArdle, is now with Getty Images.

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SEVERAL comedy commissions have been announced by BBC Scotland, which is also inviting young people to submit jokes and sketches and (says BBC Scotland, here) “have their work developed with comedy professionals and filmed for broadcast online”.

Continues a media release about the commissions and the young people initiative: “The BBC’s ongoing commitment to comedy also continues at the Glasgow Comedy Festival with the ‘Best of Red Raw’, a weekly beginners showcase at the Stand Comedy Club from March 18 at 9pm, where brand-new comedians who have never appeared on stage will be given the opportunity to perform alongside established comics trying out new material.”

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