The Media in the Press 11.12.09

As reported earlier today on allmediascotland, a presenter on a Glasgow community radio station has been found “brutally” murdered. The death of Nasim Jamil, who presented on Awaz FM, is reported widely across today’s newspapers, but most notably in The Herald, which carries a large picture of her on its front page.

Her death – she was a radio ‘agony aunt’ – also leads page 5 of The Herald, plus appears on Page 24 of the Scottish Daily Mail, page 19 of the Scottish Sun, page 15 of The Scotsman, etc.

A summary of the media tales in today’s press also includes radio DJ, Chris Moyles, being accused of insulting DJ colleague, Sarah Kennedy (page 3, Scottish Daily Mail) and the Scottish Sun reporting a religious TV channel in Saudi Arabia finally allowing women to present on it, so long as they are wearing the burkha (page 46).

Says The Scotsman (page 21), organisers of a Hogmanay street party for Oban are tonight meeting to decide whether to cancel it – another party being planned in the town, by BBC Alba, could prove too much of a rival draw. The BBC is being accused of not liaising.

Says the Scottish Daily Mail, elsewhere, more and more of us are listing to radio on the internet (page 37) and a supposed upgrade to the BBC’s High Definition channel has led to complaints of reduced picture quality and also claims the BBC has closed down online forums where complaints have been made (page 12).

Of course, there’s X Factor stuff… but you can search out that yourself, as goes on the hunt for copies of the Scottish Daily Express, Daily Record, etc – all sold out at its local newsagent by the time it went to purchase.