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Definition of Media (the 22nd of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Edinburgh International TV Festival, Celtic Media Awards, etc

THE Edinburgh International Television Festival is in town, and – as tradition dictates – the finale to day one is the keynote speech, the MacTaggart Lecture. Yesterday evening’s lecture was delivered by the chief executive of Channel …

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In My Opinion: David Abraham: Sustaining creative risk in UK television for the next generation

DAVID Abraham is the chief executive of Channel 4 and the latest guest to deliver the MacTaggart Lecture at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival... This is the full

Camera lens (the 21st of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Matt Lock,, etc

THE head of communications at the national agency for sport in Scotland, sportscotland, is leaving for a new job. Matt Lock is leaving in November, after almost six years,

TVCameraCrews (the 20th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Blog awards, Bill Rae, etc

AN awards competition celebrating the best blogs in the UK - produced by PR, marketing and communications folk - has issued a call for entries. From the first of

Media in Figures - Feature

The Media in Figures: TV programming spend, etc in Scotland

SOME £263 million was spent by the BBC and ITV/ STV/ UTV on producing first-run originated programmes specifically for viewers in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the English


Media Broth: A juicy bite

WHAT do you get when you design the cover of a magazine called 'news bite' with the masthead part-obscured by the image of a person clutching a leaflet? Take

CMYK (the 18th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Alex Bell launching latest book, The Conversation, etc

A CO-founder of is launching his latest book later today. Alex Bell - who has more recently been a Special Adviser to First Minister, Alex Salmond, and has

Newspapers (the 15th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Circulation figures for Scots mags, future of broadcasting in Scotland, etc

THREE magazines published by Dundee-based DC Thomson are featured among the best-selling magazines in the UK; albeit they have each seen their sales drop slightly. Says the Audit Bureau

Radio dials (the 14th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: NCTJ success for former P&J reporter, Darling-Salmond TV debate, etc

A FORMER reporter on The Press and Journal newspaper is among 50 journalists, UK-wide, to have passed exams making them eligible to be appointed as senior reporters. Ann-Marie Parry

Press hat (the 13th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Scottish Creative Awards shortlist, search begins for ‘best small radio station’, etc

THE best of Scotland's advertising and creative talent is being celebrated in an annual media awards competition which has just announced its shortlist. The Scottish Creative Awards is run by the


Wanted: Multi-media reporter

A MULTI-media reporter is being sought by Romanes Media Group to work at its newspaper title, the Dumbarton Reporter. The vacancy is being advertised here on the media

Camera Gantry (the 12th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Advance access to court documents, Palmer Watson, etc

BEGINS this document on the Scottish Courts website: "For some time, the Court has been reviewing the practice of allowing journalists an opportunity to see complaints and indictments

PrintersColourChart (the 11th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: National newspaper sales, Brian Cox, etc

WITH the exception of The Independent on Sunday, every daily and Sunday national newspaper widely available in Scotland experienced a drop in their sales in the country, between

Newspapers (the eighth of the month)

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,

Photographer, black and white (the seventh of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Kenneth Roy, audience for TV debate, etc

THE editor of one of Scotland's most influential websites has announced he is to retire. Kenneth Roy, whose website boasts some very well-known columnists, says he plans to

TV lighting (the sixth of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Hollinshead to leave for new job, Tommy Sheridan, etc

A RECENT former managing director of the Daily Record and Sunday Mail newspapers - who has risen to become chief operating officer of media business at the titles'

Media in Figures - Feature

The Media in Figures: Radio listening, latest RAJAR findings

THE latest quarterly radio listening figures - published by RAJAR last week - found, among other results, the following: * On average, 90 per cent of the population tuned

Microphone interview (the fourth of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: CIPR Scotland shortlist, location manager training, etc

THE Edinburgh-based PR agency, Pagoda PR, has earned seven nominations in an annual competition recognising the best PR in Scotland. Pagoda - which uses to showcase media releases

(the first of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Radio slot for Ritchie, Future NEWS 2014, etc

GLASGOW-based PR person, Mike Ritchie, is set to start presenting a live, two-hour weekly show on radio. The eponymously-named show – Mike Ritchie on Sunday – hits the airwaves

Headphones (the 31st of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Local TV invite for five Scots locations, The Times, etc

APPLICATIONS are being sought to operate local TV stations for the Scots towns and cities of Aberdeen, Ayr, Dundee, Forth Valley and Inverness. The quintet are among seven local

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