Your Noon Briefing: Photography exhibition, Gannett, etc

AN exhibition of photographs, about contemporary Scotland by a collective of Scots photographers, is opening later this month.

Document Scotland was set up two years ago by Colin McPherson, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Sophie Gerrard and Stephen McLaren. And it is exhibiting at the Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow, between the 26th of this month and October 19.

It is doing so in collaboration with Welsh counterparts, a collective calling itself A Fine Beginning.

For more details, click here.

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THERE are one or two alarm bells being sounded following news – the other day – that the parent company of the publisher of The Herald, Sunday Herald and Evening Times newspapers is being re-organised.

Begins The Guardian’s media pundit, Roy Greenslade: “Just two weeks on from reporting a large increase in profits, Gannett has announced the splitting of its broadcast and publishing divisions into separate companies. It means that Gannett’s British newspaper outfit, Newsquest, will find itself as part of the publishing arm and, quite possibly, out on a limb.”

And he quotes concern expressed by the National Union of Journalists: here.

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OUT this very moment: the latest sales-in-Scotland figures for national newspapers.

Check out our feature – The Media in Figures – on Monday, where all will be revealed.

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THE locations in Scotland used during the filming of the US TV series, Outlander, are to appear in a specially-designed map, available on the website of the tourist agency, VisitScotland.

Says VisitScotland: “To coincide with the US network premiere of Outlander tomorrow, fans of the bestselling books can now follow in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire with a new interactive VisitScotland map.

“The online guide highlights real locations featured in Diana Gabaldon’s first two Outlander novels as well as numerous visitor attractions and historical sites that have a strong connection to the Scotland-set literary phenomenon.

“The map and accompanying travellers’ itinerary, which will go live at from midnight tonight, form part of a wider VisitScotland marketing campaign entitled Scotland: The Land That Inspired Outlander.”

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MAGNUS Linklater, the former editor of The Scotsman and former Scotland editor of The Times, is pictured in both The Scotsman (page seven) and The Herald (page ten) today.

It is in his capacity as chair of the trust that manages the garden of the late poet and artist, Ian Hamilton Finlay: Little Sparta.

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THE chief executive of the newspaper sales auditing body, the Audit Bureau of Circulations, explains – here – the reasoning behind allowing publishers of regional newspapers “to combine print and digital edition figures for the first time”.

Jerry Wright has penned an article for MediaWeek.

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AFTER 5.30pm this evening, the price of a delegate pass to the upcoming Edinburgh International Television Festival goes up.

For details on how to purchase a ‘standard rate’ pass to the festival, taking place towards the end of this month, go here.

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