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 on YouTube.

Professor John Robertson, from the University of West of Scotland, examined the output of both BBC Scotland and STV, only to find himself embroiled in a dispute with the former.

Watch the interview, The Bigger the Lie, here…

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WIDELY covered throughout the Scottish media, including The Scotsman and in the business magazine, BQ Scotland, which starts its report yesterday (here), as follows: “A senior Scottish business journalist was fined £500 today and had a non-harassment order imposed on him for causing fear and alarm to a female public relations consultant.”

It concerns Terry Murden, business editor at The Scotsman and its sister title, Scotland on Sunday.

Says (here): “The 57 year-old journalist’s employers – Johnston Press – have confirmed an internal inquiry, which began following his conviction, has not yet been concluded. ‘These investigations are still ongoing,’ said a spokeswoman for the regional publishers of The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday who refused to comment on speculation surrounding his position at the publications after defence solicitor Jim Stephenson said the conviction could have serious consequences for his employment.”

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BEGINS the BBC: “[Scot] James Alexander Gordon, one of the most recognisable voices in British broadcasting, has died aged 78.

“Gordon read the classified football results on BBC radio for 40 years before stepping down in 2013.”

Read more here.

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BEGINS The Scotsman columnist and commentator, George Kerevan: “Has ‘indyref’, as it is referred to by the hacks, been good for Press circulation? With the pollsters predicting a record voter turnout on September 18, you might think newspapers would be flying off the shelves.

“But you would be very wrong.”

Read more, here, on Scot-Buzz.

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