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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 TV licences being offered by broadcasting regulators, …

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Media in Figures - Feature

The Media in Figures: Radio listening figures, Scots stations

BBC Radio Scotland has seen its latest listening figures increase by just under one per cent on the corresponding period 12 months previously. Says the radio listening auditing body,

Mixing desk (the 30th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Book shortlisting for Broadfoot, cameras at Commonwealth Games, etc

THE debut novel by a Scots journalist-turned-communications officer has been shortlisted in a Scotland-wide crime novel competition. Neil Broadfoot’s Falling Fast has been described as a tale about "a

Media in Figures - Feature

The Media in Figures: Trust and impartiality perceptions of viewers, listeners and readers

THE BBC commands a huge amount of trust among the general public, when it comes to its news output - according to a survey of almost 2,000 adults - commissioned

PublicRelationsshutterstock (the 29th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Shaun Milne, Castle FM, etc

ONE of STV's most senior journalists is leaving, after believing he has reached a natural conclusion to his time with the broadcaster. Former well-known newspaper reporter, Shaun Milne, has


Media Broth: Inspired by…

THANKS to The Herald's Russell Leadbetter, for pointing readers to this 'great apology of our time', from the Cumbernauld News and Kilsyth Chronicle... The apology reads: "In an article

Made Here - Feature

Made Here: Bliadhna Kerry/Kerry’s Year, BBC ALBA

BLIADHNA Kerry/Kerry's Year follows mountain biker, Kerry MacPhee, as she seeks to qualify for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The documentary is being broadcast on BBC ALBA, from 2100,

Dictaphone (the 25th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Johnston Press, Frankie Boyle, etc

BEGINS the website of the Newspaper Society (here): "Johnston Press chief executive, Ashley Highfield, has said that sharp growth in digital audiences, now totalling 60 million unique users

TV gallery (the 24th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Express Newspapers, 1576, etc

BEGINS The Guardian: "Richard Desmond is planning 30 per cent staff cuts – about 200 posts – at Express Newspapers, publisher of the Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily

Shutterstock (the 23rd of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: The sports reporter’s bag, win for Material_UK, etc

ON the day the Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow, Alasdair Reid, on the back page of The Herald's sports supplement today, wryly reflects on reporting from sports events, with

Made Here - Feature

Made Here: Sir Chris Hoy: How to win gold, BBC One

LAST night, Sir Chris Hoy’s: How to win Gold was broadcast across BBC One, UK-wide. It was also aired on BBC Scotland, after having been broadcast in Scotland only, last

Definition of Media (the 22nd of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: New MD for Scotsman titles, BBC annual report, etc

THERE is to be a new managing director for The Scotsman and its sister titles, Scotland on Sunday and the Edinburgh Evening News - the MD of Johnston's

Media in Figures - Feature

The Media in Figures: BBC Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland, etc broadcasting hours, 2013/14

DURING the year, April 2013 to March 2014, BBC Scotland broadcast 191.01 hours of current affairs programming, local to it (ie on BBC Scotland alone as opposed to

Camera lens (the 21st of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Govan Press for sale, strike off at BBC, etc

A LOCAL, free newspaper serving the south of Glasgow is up for sale, following a decision to step down by its editorial director and publisher. Workload has been cited

CMYK (the 18th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Glasgow Eyes mag out today, Scots among DADI nominees, etc

A MAGAZINE comprising photographs of Glasgow life is appearing on newsstands from today - produced by a former photographer on the now defunct Scottish News of the World

Media in Figures - Feature

The Media in Figures: UK audience attitudes to the broadcast media (part four)

WHEN asked about their attitudes towards privacy on television, around half of respondents (51 per cent) in a survey conducted by the broadcasting regulators, Ofcom, disagreed with the


In My Opinion: Rick Instrell: All pupils have a civic right to media education

THE Association for Media Education in Scotland (AMES) believes that all pupils have a civic right to media education. Media study should not be an optional add-on but central

Radio mic (the 17th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Strike action at the BBC (more), another positive Bellwether Report, etc

BEGINS Martyn McLaughlin, in The Scotsman, today: "BBC chiefs are working on plans for a pared-down broadcast of the Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony if planned strike action over

Made Here - Feature

Made Here: Boycotts and Broken Dreams, BBC One Scotland

'BOYCOTTS and Broken Dreams – The story of the 1986 Commonwealth Games' is being transmitted this evening, on BBC One Scotland, from 2235. Here, producer/director, Martin Conaghan, answers the

Colour pencils (the 16th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Strike action set for BBC on Commonwealth Games’ opening day, Paul Murray, etc

JOURNALISTS and technicians at the BBC are planning to go on strike on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games - reports the BBC (here), The Scotsman (here

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