Your Noon Briefing: Scottish Press Awards shortlist, RTS launches new awards competition for Scotland, etc

SOME of the great and the good of Scottish newspapers are among those shortlisted in this year’s Scottish Press Awards.

The winners (of the 35th edition of the awards) are announced on the 24th of next month, with the nominations – across 21 categories – identified here.

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A NEW awards competition has been launched for Scotland, by the Royal Television Society.

Says the RTS of its exclusively Scots initiative: “The awards will cover all forms of production in Scotland, recognising excellence and innovation across a range of genres and crafts.”

The chair of the judging panel will be April Chamberlain, a founder of Glasgow-based production company, The Comedy Unit.

The deadline for entries is the fourth of next month, with the winners announced on June 11.

Read more, here.

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WHICH way will the tabloids go on independence? That’s the question being asked by Julian Calvert, senior lecturer in Journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University – in, here.

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THE training needs of Scots members of the National Union of Journalists is being surveyed online.

The survey can be found here and it will be up until the 21st of this month.

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A MEDIA and communications officer is being sought by the mental health programme, ‘see me’, as advertised here, on allmediascotland.

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FOOTAGE from the popular news and current affairs show from yesteryear, Nationwide, is to be revisited in a BBC ALBA series, beginning this evening.

Says a media release posted on “Nationwide was a magazine show with a remit to cover regional stories throughout the whole of the United Kingdom and BBC ALBA is offering viewers the opportunity to see some of the best of Nationwide’s Scottish content over a three-week period with a selection of stories from the West, East and the islands of Scotland.”

It begins at 2100.

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COMING out in a moment: the latest circulation figures for Scots newspapers – from the Audit Bureau of Circulation.

See on Monday, for more details.

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WHICH way the ‘twittersphere’ is leaning in the Scots independence debate? A digital twist on the much-loved ‘swingometer’ has been created for The Herald’s website by Scots digital marketing agency, Equator.

Being tracked are twitter reactions to articles on the independence debate published by the newspaper.

Take a look, at the ‘twitterendum’, here.

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