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CMYK (the 18th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Today’s front page headlines, social media and #indyref, etc

A REFERENDUM wrap-around – headed ‘Choose well Scotland’ – is among the offerings today for readers of the main daily newspapers available in Scotland. The wrap-around, accompanying the Daily Record, opens to reveal a front page …

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Camera Gantry (the 12th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Strike threat at BBC lifted, world’s media descend on Scotland, etc

A THREAT of strike action by members of the National Union of Journalists at the BBC has been lifted. Says the NUJ website, here: "Strike action threatened at the

On air and mic (the tenth of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: TSPL, BBC ALBA autumn schedule, etc

CLOSER working relations between the three newspaper titles that make up The Scotsman Publications Ltd (TSPL) are understood to be at the heart of an appointment involving a

Photographers at work (the second of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Strike action at the BBC?, Edinburgh media centre for indyref, etc

BEGINS The Scotsman: "Staff at the BBC have voted 'decisively' to stage strike action in a row over job losses. "Members of the National Union of Journalists backed industrial

Microphones (the 28th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Sales of Scots regional newspapers, STV half-year results, etc

THE Sunday Herald newspaper has registered an increase in its print sales these last few months, according to ABC (aka Audit Bureau of Circulations). In its latest survey of

Journalist working at keyboard (the 26th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Second Darling-Salmond TV debate, The Reunion, etc

WHEN, at the beginning of the month, STV hosted (here) the first TV debate about Scots independence between Better Together leader, Alistair Darling, and First Minister, Alex Salmond,

Dictaphone (the 25th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Paul McNamee, Bernard Vickers, etc

THE Glasgow-based editor of The Big Issue magazine has been shortlisted in an 'Editors' Editor' poll. Paul McNamee is among the nominees in the competition being run by the

My Media Day - Feature

My Media Day: David MacKenzie, graphic designer and illustrator

DAVID MacKenzie is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator living and working in Edinburgh. His work, created out of the shared creative space at Coburg House Art Studios, covers everything

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

WWW icon (the 19th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Professor John Robertson, Terry Murden, etc

THE university professor behind claims of media bias in favour of a No vote in the upcoming Scots independence vote is the subject of an extensive interview, available

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In My Opinion: Bill Farrar: Taking the case for advertising to Holyrood

WHAT would Scotland look like without advertising? Our streets would be less colourful, certainly, but it’s the effect on our economy, our businesses and our society that would


Media Awards: Shortlist for the Scottish Creative Awards 2014

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

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

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'

Presses rolling (the fifth of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Sports coverage, rethink required for Scots newspapers?, etc

BEGINS this blurb on the website of the Edinburgh International Book Festival: "Whatever the outcome of the referendum [on Scots independence], the media in Scotland needs a rethink. "Newspapers

Media in Figures - Feature

The Media in Figures: UK advertising spend

TV and radio are both predicted to enjoy an increase in advertising spend in the UK, but not so newspapers or magazines - according to the latest quarterly

Microphones (the 28th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: STV shares, marketing and indyref, etc

BEGINS John Phelps, in the Sunday Herald: "Shares in Scottish media group STV raced ahead to fresh six-year peaks in our 2012 portfolio last week as buyers scrambled

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


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

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