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Media Podcasts: Shorthand (‘Sue’ and also Edinburgh Napier University)

AS a new generation of journalism students begin their university or college courses, for at least some there will be the no small task of learning shorthand. And among the resources to be found on iTunes, …

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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

(the first of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Entries invited for internal comms competition, ‘programme packing’, etc

ENTRIES are being invited by a media awards competition celebrating the best of internal communications. The competition - UK-wide - is being organised by the Institute of Internal Communications,

Media in Figures - Feature

The Media in Figures: Print readership figures, Scotland

SAYS the National Readership Survey, between July last year and June this year, an average 52,000 Scots adults are estimated to have read each print edition of The


Wanted: Senior news reporter

A SENIOR news reporter is being sought by The Press and Journal newspaper, as advertised here on the media jobs board and also repeated on the twitter

PublicRelationsshutterstock (the 29th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: New kids magazine, more commissions for Tern TV, etc

BEGINS a media announcement from DC Thomson, the Dundee-based comics, magazines and newspapers publisher: "DC Thomson has announced the launch of a new monthly children’s magazine. "The title, 110%


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

Media in Figures - Feature

The Media in Figures: Newspaper sales, Scots ‘regional’ titles

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

TV camera interview (the 27th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Drew Cochrane, more than two million tune into TV debate, etc

A NEWSPAPER editor - believed to be Britain's longest-serving - is stepping down, after almost 40 years in the post. Drew Cochrane, editor of the Largs & Millport Weekly News,


Wanted: Reporter

A REPORTER is being sought by UK-wide press agency company, SWNS, to work in Glasgow, at its Centre Press operation. The vacancy is being advertised here on the

Holyrood Logo Mag

Wanted: Conference researchers and developers (politics)

HOLYROOD Communications - publisher of politics magazine, Holyrood - is seeking conference researchers and developers, as advertised here on the Check out too

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

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

Media in Figures - Feature

The Media in Figures: Magazine sales, UK and ROI-wide

THE television listings magazines - TV Choice, What's on TV and Radio Times - occupy the top three places in a 'league table' of magazine sales, UK and

Camera lens (the 21st of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Matt Lock,, etc

THE head of communications at the national agency for sport in Scotland, sportscotland, is leaving for a new job. Matt Lock is leaving in November, after almost six years,

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

CMYK (the 18th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Alex Bell launching latest book, The Conversation, etc

A CO-founder of is launching his latest book later today. Alex Bell - who has more recently been a Special Adviser to First Minister, Alex Salmond, and has

Newspapers (the 15th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Circulation figures for Scots mags, future of broadcasting in Scotland, etc

THREE magazines published by Dundee-based DC Thomson are featured among the best-selling magazines in the UK; albeit they have each seen their sales drop slightly. Says the Audit Bureau


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

Media movers - Feature

Media Movers: Marc McLean, Craig Jackson, etc

WELCOME to Media Movers, reporting the latest moves within the Scottish media, including promotions and retirements. FIRST up, and congratulations to Marc McLean, a media officer with the Glasgow

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