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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 story-hungry journalist investigating the secrets of Edinburgh’s …

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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

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

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


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


Media Awards: PPA Awards

IT was the awards ceremony that saw the managing director of Glasgow-based The Drum media and marketing magazine named winner of the category, Publishing Innovator of the Year (under

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

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

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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

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


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

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

Media movers - Feature

Media Movers: Matthew Ball, David McCann, etc

WELCOME to Media Movers, reporting the latest moves within the Scottish media, including promotions and retirements. AND firstly, congratulations to Matthew Ball and Kathleen Morgan: both appointed by the


Wanted: News reporter, casual

GLASGOW-based The Digger magazine is looking for a news reporter to work for two weeks during September, as advertised here on the media jobs board and repeated

Newspapers (the 15th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: James Brown added to Magfest roster, John Milne, etc

ONE of the founders of one of the very first modern-day 'lads mags', Loaded, has been added to the roster of speakers at a magazines festival in Glasgow. James

Radio dials (the 14th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: The Herald, George Galloway, etc

ANNOUNCES The Herald newspaper: "The Herald has announced a year-on-year increase in paid-for readership in the year to June. "Bucking the national trend, the Group has delivered a net

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