Your Noon Briefing: Edinburgh media social gathering, chief exec named at INSP, etc

THE latest in a series of social gatherings for media folk working in and around Edinburgh is to take place on the third of next month.

Organised by associate director at Weber Shandwick Scotland, Stewart Argo, his comms and media networking group event is taking place on the capital’s Leith Street.

For more details, click here.

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THE PR agency, The BIG Partnership, is seeking to hire an account executive, to be based its Glasgow office – as advertised here on the jobs board.

Feel free, when applying for a vacancy you have spotted on allmediascotland, to say where you saw it.

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WHAT was your first tweet and why are we asking?

Because yesterday was the eighth birthday of the social media phenomenon.

For the first tweets of, respectively, allmedianews, nonstopstories and allmediajobs – type the names into

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THE representative body for ‘street newspapers’ around the world – published, in the main, to help lift people out of poverty, such as Scotland’s very own edition of The Big Issue magazine – has appointed a new chief executive.

The Glasgow-based International Network of Street Papers has confirmed Maree Aldam as new chief exec, following seven months in the post on an interim basis.

She succeeds Lisa Maclean who left for a business fellowship programme with the Saltire Foundation, which, it says, aims ‘to find, fuel and spark the next generation of business leaders in Scotland’.

Read more, here.

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IT’S not often that journalists pipe up to criticise a report in a rival newspaper, but Andrew Denholm – The Herald’s education correspondent – puts his ‘head above the parapet’ with an op ed today on the new Scots education programme, Curriculum for Excellence.

He writes here about an article that appeared in the Daily Record.

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THE demands of reporting the upcoming referendum on Scots independence, plus the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, have been cited as reasons for the editor of The Scotsman stepping down from the editorial board of his paper’s publisher, Johnston Press.

Ian Stewart is editor-in-chief of both The Scotsman and sister title, Scotland on Sunday.

Read more, here.

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THE Scots chief of ITV reportedly earned more than £8 million last year – according to a report in The Scotsman.

Writes Gareth Mackie: “Adam Crozier, the Scots-born chief executive of broadcaster ITV, saw his total pay package almost treble to more than £8 million last year after he cashed in on bonus share awards.

“Along with a basic salary of £841,000, up from £818,000 in 2012, the former Royal Mail boss received more than £2 million under ITV’s performance share plan and almost £4 million through a ‘joining award’ granted in 2010.”

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