Your Noon Briefing: Broadcasting and possible Scots independence, Eddie Mair, etc

THE possible implications on the country’s broadcasting landscape, were Scotland to vote for independence, is to be addressed by Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture in the Scottish Government, at an event later this month.

Hyslop is to speak at the Royal Television Society Scotland on the 21st of this month, in Glasgow.

The event is being chaired by STV’s John MacKay.

Read more, here.

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MORE from the Radio Academy Awards, from Monday evening: high praise for Scots broadcaster, Eddie Mair – who is tipped to succeed Jeremy Paxman as the main presenter on the BBC Newsnight show. quotes the judges here, explaining their decision to award Mair’s programme – PM, on BBC Radio 4 –  the Best News and Current Affairs prize.

The quote reads: “A programme at the top of its form which never rests on its laurels and rarely settles for the obvious. The interviews are sometimes unexpected, often utterly compelling and when necessary, robust and persistent; all are handled brilliantly by Eddie Mair. Along with these, there is some fine radio reporting and an impressive sense of journalistic curiosity combined with genuine wit. All in all, a fully rounded product aimed at a very sophisticated and demanding audience.”

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CONGRATULATIONS to Edinburgh entrepreneur, Mhairi MacLeod, whose digital marketing agency, LUX, has been named Most Visionary Business at an awards competition run by the Prince’s Trust and BT Scotland.

Reports The Herald, she is specialising in the food and drink sector.

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BEGINS the website, holdthefrontpage: “A public ballot to choose the best local newspaper campaign of the past 12 months has already attracted more than 5,000 votes.

“Voting in the Newspaper Society’s Making a Difference poll to mark Local Newspaper Week began on Monday and ends today.

“The winner will be announced by NS president, Adrian Jeakings, as part of the Regional Press awards ceremony at London’s Lancaster Hotel next Friday.”

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ALSO on holdthefrontpage: “A story about her aunt’s battle with cancer has won a would-be journalist the chance to report live on the Commonwealth Games this summer.

“Wallis Reilly’s short story so impressed the judges of a UK-wide competition, that they named her one of the winners.

“The 17 year-old, who hales from Port Glasgow, was one of an elite band of 20 young writers to win a brand new tablet computer, as well as landing herself a press pass for the showpiece event, after entering the Future News 2014 contest.”

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THE headline reads, ‘Media studies course gaining in value’. Read more, here, from The Scotsman.

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PAGE seven in The Scottish Sun, page six in the Daily Record, page four in The Scotsman, etc, etc: David Beckham was in Edinburgh yesterday, filming a whisky advert.

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