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In My Opinion: Alex Bell: We need an united news and comment website

WE need a single news and comment website, to ensure that the effort of these times is carried on into a sustainable rival for the mainstream media. The online community has never looked so strong, but …

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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


Wanted: Various roles, Police Scotland

POLICE Scotland is recruiting. It is seeking an intranet manager (as advertised here on, two communications officers (here) and a corporate communications officer (here). Check out too our

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

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


Wanted: Multi-media trainee reporter

A MULTI-media trainee reporter is being sought by the Irvine Times newspaper - as advertised here on the allmediascotland media jobs board and repeated on Please do mention

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Media Podcast: Digital Marketing Podcast

TODAY sees Edinburgh playing host to a day-long festival about marketing - Amplify, organised by the Scots division of the Marketing Society. And among the more regular marketing podcasts


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

Launch event, Modern Apprenticeship in Digital Journalism, Forth Valley College, Stirling

In My Opinion: Fiona Davidson: Why the NUJ-backed modern apprenticeship in digital journalism is so relevant

RUMOURS of the journalism industry dying are grossly exaggerated; digital times are exciting times for the media industry. While print or 'dead tree' sales decline (with a few

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

Media in Figures - Feature

The Media in Figures: Broadband take-up in Scotland

BROADBAND take-up has risen by six per cent to 76 per cent in Scotland, just below the UK (and England) average of 77 per cent. Says the broadcasting and

My Top Ten - Feature

My Top Ten: Louise Wightman, director, Digital Business Solutions

MY Top Ten invites media practitioners to identify their top ten websites, apps, software tools and gadgets, etc, and here it is the turn of Louise Wightman, director of

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


In My Opinion: Lauren Pennycook: Six lessons for Neighbourhood News

FIVE years ago, it was predicted that half of the UK’s 1,300 local and regional newspapers would close between 2009 and 2014. While obtaining exact figures for the

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

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Wanted: Editorial assistant (web and social media)

THIRD Force News, the newspaper of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, is seeking an editorial assistant (web and social media) - as advertised here on the

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