Your Noon Briefing: The Sunday Post celebrating 100 years, Amnesty International awards shortlisting for O’Hare, etc

THE Sunday Post newspaper is to celebrate its 100th birthday this weekend, with a Special Souvenir issue on Sunday.

Says publishers, DC Thomson, here: “The 96-page centenary magazine tells the extraordinary history of the newspaper and features news, campaigns and fun from the last 100 years. It will include iconic front pages and pictures, fascinating stories from The Sunday Post’s archives and heart-warming tales from every decade.”

Meanwhile, a week on Sunday, the paper is launching a new magazine supplement.

Says an announcement about the new title, In10: “The 48-page lifestyle magazine has been created around the idea of top 10s. Reflecting the busy lives of its readers, In10 is full of ideas for ‘living the life you love’. The magazine will feature an Entertainment and What’s On section, Food, Homes and Gardens, Travel, Days Out, Celebrity, Shopping and TV. It will also be the new home for The Sunday Post’s man in Hollywood, showbiz guru Ross King.”

Read more, here.

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AN article (here) in the Daily Record, about the effect of a civil war on an indigenous population of Colombia, in South America, has earned its reporter a nomination in UK-wide media awards run by the human rights organisation, Amnesty International.

Paul O’Hare has been shortlisted in the Nations and Regions category of the awards, for ‘Colombia – caught in the crossfire’.

In an Amnesty International announcement, the organsation’s Scotland programme director, Siobhan Reardon, is quoted as saying: “Paul O’Hare’s piece on the indigenous Embera tribe – the invisible victims of the 50-year civil war in Colombia – was profoundly moving and a powerful piece of human rights journalism.”

The Amnesty International Media Awards are now in their 23rd year. The winners of this year’s edition will be announced on the 11th of next month.

View the full shortlist, here.

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AN Edinburgh-based agency has been named a winner at an UK-wide awards ceremony celebrating digital industries.

The Weather Digital took the prize for the category, Video Website/Use of Video, at the DADIs – The Drum (media and marketing magazine) Awards for Digital Industries.

It was for an online live video stream that involved a panel of judges tasting and talking about three different casks of whisky at the Glengoyne Distillery near Glasgow, which ended with viewers of the broadcast voting as to which cask should be bottled, as a special edition for sale.

Read more, here (and watch an accompanying video).

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