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Mixing desk (the 30th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Broadcast news for Scotland project, Lorraine Kelly, etc

A ‘BROADCAST news for Scotland’ project launched just a few days ago has raised almost £33,000 (at the time of writing), comfortably passing its £10,000 initial target. The project had turned to online crowdfunding for support …

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Dictaphone (the 25th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Sunday Herald tweets of sales boost, defamation laws, etc

THE Sunday Herald newspaper has tweeted that its estimated sale on Sunday - the first weekend following the indyref vote, during which the newspaper urged Yes - was

Media in Figures - Feature

The Media in Figures: Newspaper readership, including exclusively on mobile or tablet

THE Scotsman newspaper was read by an estimated average 1,274,000 people each month between July last year and June this year - with an average 329,000 of them

TV gallery (the 24th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: .scot domain name, BBC local radio gender gap target ‘on course’, etc

WIDELY reported: a big take-up of the .scot domain name. Begins, for instance, STV (here): "More than 4,000 dot scot domain names were registered by members of the public

WWW icon (the 19th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: The indyref and Scots media, radio festival, etc

SCOTLAND'S daily newspapers worked well into the early hours to produce the most up-to-date editions, reporting the country's decision to vote No to the country seeking to become independent. For

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

Radio mic (the 17th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Campaign launches to ‘save our sources’, indyref and social media, etc

THE journalism website,, has launched an online petition, urging action is taken to ensure that legislation (the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act) is not used by public authorities to secretly

My Top Ten - Feature

My Top Ten: Alastair Tibbitt, senior journalist, STV

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 Alastair Tibbitt, a senior

Newspapers (the eighth of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Premier Christian Radio, Alan Pattullo, etc

BEGINS the website, (here): "Premier Christian Radio is heading to Scotland to broadcast its breakfast show from Edinburgh and Glasgow during the referendum on Scottish independence. "The station

Presses rolling (the fifth of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Frankie Boyle, Magfest, etc

REPORTS The Guardian: "[Scots comedian] Frankie Boyle will cast his caustic eye over the Scottish independence referendum on a BBC online show to be filmed by the 'yes' vote


In My Opinion: Gary Ennis: Football clubs should encourage social media sharing, not ban it

WE live in a world of social media sharing and I think football clubs who try to prevent fans from recording video on their mobile phones, when at

Microphone interview (the fourth of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: STV’s indyref coverage on Sept 18, and what of the BBC’s?, etc

BEGINS a media announcement by STV: "STV has confirmed an extensive overnight results programme on Thursday 18 September, presented by Bernard Ponsonby and Aasmah Mir, with live reports


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

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

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