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Bill Heaney: Time to drop the Mr

WHY do newspapers feel it necessary to call an accused person Mr when he first appears in court? We get this all the time in some newspapers and it looks incongruous. Is it really necessary that we …

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Shutterstock (the 23rd of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Shortlist announced for Scots marketing awards, STV AGM, etc

THE shortlist for a competition celebrating the best of the marketing industry in Scotland has been unveiled. Winners of the Marketing Society Scotland Star Awards, now in their tenth year,


Wanted: Trainee reporter

A TRAINEE reporter is being sought, to work in Galashiels and Peebles - on the Border Telegraph and its sister title, the Peeblesshire News. It is being advertised here

Definition of Media (the 22nd of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Salmond to address newspapers conference, the Roses Creative Awards, etc

FIRST Minister, Alex Salmond, has been announced as a keynote speaker at a newspapers conference taking place later this week in Glasgow. Salmond is to address the first ever

Radio mic (the 17th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: MG ALBA funding boost, UK-wide role for Scottish Media Academy, etc

ONE of the two partners in Gaelic language TV channel, BBC ALBA, is to receive an additional £2.1 million of Scottish Government funding over a two-year period. The Government-funded

Colour pencils (the 16th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: FreshAir, Tim Dawson, etc

CONGRATULATIONS to the Edinburgh University student radio station, FreshAir. It has been named a winner at awards held at the Student Radio Conference, held last week in Newcastle

Media movers - Feature

Media Movers: Carole Erskine, Mark Latham, etc

WELCOME to Media Movers, reporting the latest moves within the Scottish media, including promotions and retirements. AND firstly, congratulations to Carole Erskine, appointed as a political reporter at STV. She

Newspapers (the 15th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Andrew Richardson, Scots and Google, etc

A FORMER managing director of Johnston Press Scotland - the Scots division of the publishers of The Scotsman and several other Scots newspapers - is reported to have

My Media - Feature

My Media: Maree Aldam, chief executive, International Network of Street Papers

MAREE Aldam is chief executive of the Glasgow-based International Network of Street Papers, which supports a global network of publications like The Big Issue (ie social enterprise organisations that

Radio dials (the 14th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Hugh Keevins, Regional Press Awards shortlist, etc

ONE of Scotland's most respected football journalists has penned his final column. Hugh Keevins wrote his last column for the Sunday Mail newspaper (here). He wrote also for sister

Media in Figures - Feature

The Media in Figures: Sales of national newspapers in Scotland

ACCORDING to the Audit Bureau of Circulation, each and every one of the daily and Sunday national newspapers widely available in Scotland experienced a drop in their sales

Wanted: Two reporters (plus an intern)

TWO reporters (plus an intern) are being sought by The Central Scotland News Agency - as advertised here and repeated on

PrintersColourChart (the 11th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Peter Ross book, Inside Edinburgh Airport, etc

THE award-winning journalist, Peter Ross, has his debut book out later this month - a collection of many of his articles written when he worked for Scotland on


Media Broth: Always a pleasure to serve

APRIL Fools' jokes everywhere, including a round-up in The Guardian, in The Drum, on the front page of The Herald, etc, etc. Oh, and in Did you spot

John McLellan

John McLellan: The upcoming Scottish Newspaper Society conference

EVERY April, Scotland’s leading journalists gather to celebrate the best work from the previous year at the Scottish Press Awards. Amidst the accolades (and the groans), there are


Wanted: News editor

ROMANES Media Group is seeking to appoint a news editor for its Clyde Weekly Press titles. The vacancy is advertised here on the media jobs board. And repeated

On air and mic (the tenth of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Scots nominated in RTS Student TV Awards, Peter Steele, etc

SEVERAL Scots students have been nominated in an UK-wide competition celebrating the best of student television. The winners of the Royal Television Society's Student Television Awards will be announced

TV studio camer (the ninth of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Editorial changes at The Sunday Post, Stewart Boyd, etc

THE Sunday Post newspaper has substantially restructured its editorial team. The changes - made by editor-in-chief, Donald Martin - follows the departure of the paper's long-serving deputy, Alastair Bennett,


Wanted: Sports reporter

THE Press and Journal newspaper is seeking a sports reporter, based in Inverness - as advertised here on the media jobs board. And repeated on

Photographer, black and white (the seventh of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Celtic Media Festival set for Inverness, last link on Real Radio XS, etc

AN annual festival celebrating the best of broadcasting, film and digital innovation throughout the Celtic nations and regions is to next year take place in Inverness. Just finished in

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