Your Noon Briefing: The Radio Academy, Muckle Media, etc

BIG changes in the pipeline at The Radio Academy?

Following a decision (as noted here, on allmediascotland, on Monday) to cancel its awards ceremony next year – which used to be dubbed, the ‘Sonys’ – and also its annual festival, the Radio Academy is to use its annual general meeting next month to discuss its future.

As explained, here, by The Radio Academy chair, Ben Cooper, the cancellations are, in the main, down to money.

In a letter, Cooper also expresses his sadness at members of staff being made redundant.

Says Cooper, the annual general meeting, taking place on the tenth of next month, is to “decide together the future of The Radio Academy, because what we now have is an opportunity to shape how we best reflect and celebrate our industry in the digital age next year and into the future”.

Meanwhile, former The Radio Academy chair and chief executive, John Myers, writes about the recent developments – here.

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A SOCIAL media and marketing analyst is being sought by the Dundee-based publishers, DC Thomson, as advertised here, on the media jobs board – and repeated on the dedicated twitter feed, allmediajobs.

Please do mention when replying to adverts you see on the site.

Meanwhile, The Press and Journal newspaper is seeking news reporters – as advertised here.

allmediascotland would like to thank all its regular job advertisers, including Romanes Media Group, The BIG Partnership and DC Thomson, for supporting the site and allowing it to provide its many free services to Scotland’s media community.

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FORMER Porter Novelli PR agency colleagues, Nathalie Agnew and Helen Ross, are teaming up again, following the news that the latter is joining Muckle Media, where Agnew is managing director.

All is revealed in a media release posted by Muckle Media on, here.

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A MAXIMUM 60-minute turnaround is the reported ambition of a website seeking to act a matchmaker between broadcasters urgently requiring video footage – from potentially anywhere in the world – and filmmakers requiring quick and guaranteed payment.

Says, Stringr – which is still in ‘beta’ form – “is currently being used by TV news outlets in the San Diego area of the US”.

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TRAINING on how to shoot video footage on a digital SLR camera, and then edit it for use online, is taking place in Edinburgh towards the end of the month – hosted by the National Union of Journalists.

Places are free to members, on a first-come, first-served basis. The training is taking place on the 29th.

Says promotional blurb: “This course is an one-day intensive introduction to DSLR filming and editing techniques and learners will look at how to achieve the best quality footage for use on the web.”

For more details, contact Joan Macdonald, training manager, NUJ Training Scotland, on 0141 248 6648 or 07730 513991. Or by email:

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BEGINS the website, (here): “Digital station, Eklipse Sports Radio, in Scotland has brought in a new chief executive and will rebrand to RockSport Radio in January next year.”

Says the website, the new chief exec is “Keira McDougall, who joins the company from sales and marketing agency KJM Events, in Glasgow”.

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