Your Noon Briefing: Darling and Salmond to guest edit Daily Record, TV journalism awards, etc

BEGINS the Daily Record newspaper: “The Daily Record has formed a momentous partnership with both the Better Together and Yes Scotland campaigns as both Alistair Darling and Alex Salmond will guest edit the paper.

“In two weeks Scotland goes to the polls to make the most important political decision in our country’s history.

“And to help you make up your mind, the Daily Record has formed a momentous partnership with both the Better Together and Yes Scotland campaigns.

“On two days this week Alistair Darling and Alex Salmond – the frontmen from both campaigns – will guest edit the Daily Record to explain to you, our readers, why THEY believe it should be Yes or No on September 18.”

Alistair Darling goes first, with tomorrow’s paper. Then it’s the turn of Alex Salmond, for Friday’s edition.

Read more, here.

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ENTRIES are being invited by the organisers of the British Journalism Awards, which – say organisers – are now in their third year.

Say the organisers, Press Gazette: “The third annual British Journalism Awards are now open for entries.

“Organised by Press Gazette, this is the only major set of UK journalism prizes which are open to all journalists wherever they work and which have a particular emphasis on public interest journalism.”

Read more, here.

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EVERY time the sports broadcasters, BT Sport, are in Scotland to televise, live, a football match, there’s an after-match chat with pundits, exclusively answering questions submitted by readers of The Scotsman newspaper.

The next time the BT Sport panel will be taking questions from Scotsman readers is the 12th of this month, following a match between Raith Rovers and Rangers.

On Sunday, the latest panel answered questions, following Dundee’s 1-1 draw with Celtic.

The panel included the manager of the Scotland men’s team, Gordon Strachan.

The Scotsman published around 15 panels, on its website, from the last football season, with the most popular receiving over 20,000 visits.

View the latest episode, here.

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BEGINS a media announcement by the Royal Television Society: “The Royal Television Society (RTS), Britain’s leading forum for television and related media, has launched the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2013/2014.

“The awards, for news and current affairs, seek to recognise creative and excellent journalism by organisations whose broadcasts are transmitted on an UK-based platform.

“This year will see a number of changes to the judging criteria, including the introduction of the News Technology Award. The News Technology Award will take over from the Innovative News Award and recognises the most impressive achievement by an individual or team in using technology to advance television journalism.”

Read more, here.

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DECLARATIONS of interest are being sought by the broadcasting regulators, Ofcom, to operate FM radio licences serving Helensburgh and also Ullapool.

And adds the watchdog, it has received one declaration – from Wester Ross Radio Limited – to continue operating a FM licence serving Gairloch, plus it has granted five-year extensions to the operators of community radio licences serving Dunoon and Speyside.

Read more, here.

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INTERESTING read about Press regulation – here, on the website of The Drum media and marketing magazine, and penned by Chris Boffey.

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WIDELY reported, including in The Scotsman, STV and the BBC: a community order imposed on a former radio DJ, after he was found guilty of attacking his partner.

The Daily Record had reported the case of Andy Park last week.

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EVEN if you were there, you wouldn’t have been physically able to attend all the sessions at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival (held almost two weeks ago), being that some of them took place simultaneously.

But most of the sessions are now available on the festival’s dedicated YouTube channel.

Hours of viewing can be enjoyed by simply clicking here.

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