Your Noon Briefing: Broadcast news for Scotland project, Lorraine Kelly, etc

A ‘BROADCAST news for Scotland’ project launched just a few days ago has raised almost £33,000 (at the time of writing), comfortably passing its £10,000 initial target.

The project had turned to online crowdfunding for support and the team behind it have urged people to also consider other Scots media projects seeking backing.

Says a video presentation, the project is seeking to create “a daily, fully-staffed national news programme for Scotland, backed up by a professional team of full-time journalists, correspondents, production and technical staff”.

It continues: “No half-measures, a genuine challenger to your News at Ten, IRN, etc. Not ‘Scottish’ news, just the news as seen through a Scottish lens.”

Read more, here.

Watch the video presentation, here:

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WIDELY reported: yesterday, Scots broadcaster, Lorraine Kelly, celebrated 30 years in breakfast TV.

Read more, here (Daily Mail), here (Express) and here (The Herald).

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THE recent former chair of the Scotland division of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations has been elected to a senior CIPR role, UK-wide, representing Scotland.

Laura Sutherland has been elected to the CIPR council, which advises the organisation’s board, on which she currently sits, until December.

The news – as noted here on Laura’s Aura PR website – was reported in the Sunday Herald newspaper.

Her council role begins in January and is a two-year term.

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A SENIOR reporter is being sought by the Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter newspaper, as advertised here on and repeated on the site’s dedicated media jobs twitter feed, which has over 1,200 followers:

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WRITES Paul Hutcheon, in The Herald today, about what he describes as “internal documents” at the indyref Yes campaign: “The group’s ‘strategic business plan’ also targeted [in additional to fundraising plans] winning the backing of five national newspapers for independence.”

Read more, here.

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A FEW tickets remain for a two-day conference in Scotland on investigative reporting and featuring some of the country’s best-known journalists, including Rob Edwards, Paul Hutcheon, Billy Briggs and Nicole Kleeman.

The event is taking place in Edinburgh on November 8 and 9.

For more information, click here.

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