Writes Shaun Milne

allmediascotland.com is about to change, in terms of design, functionality and style of editorial.

That may lead to some disruption of normal services over the next few weeks, not least because there are holidays to be had.

It does mean also the prospect of new voices, from a galaxy of bloggers.

So, welcome, Shaun Milne…

WHEN did journalism stop being fun?

Was it always this bad, but, in the flushes of youth, none of us ever noticed?

These days, it seems the only stories coming out of newsrooms are tales of woe: laments about management cutbacks and ever-heavier workloads, and disputes over new working agreements.

Of expenses being shredded to the bone or made so awkward to claim back that there seems little point in the effort.

Posts unfilled, because managers know that, out of sheer professional pride, someone will always step up to the plate.

This past month or so, my diary has been filled with leaving nights from papers, as yet another scribe opts to get out while they can.

The Herald losing Michael Tierney and David Leask, the Evening Times losing the likes of Clare Holland, Wendy Miller and Chris Musson.

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