Blasts from the Past: Three years ago on

IT’S three years already since the Leveson Inquiry into Press standards was being held.

And while there was plenty Scots input into the inquiry, there were also several other media stories being reported by allmediascotland around November 25 2011.

For instance, recent sportswriter at the Scottish Daily Mail, Peter Jardine, was starting a new job – as reported, here – as communications manager at the governing body for Scottish Athletics.

And the free, Scotland-wide newspaper for students, Scotcampus, was celebrating its tenth birthday – as reported, here.

Meanwhile, David Bytheway, a former NUJ ‘Father of Chapel’ at the Daily Record, who went on to become editor of the Wee County News newspaper in Clackmannanshire, was being honoured with life membership of the union. As reported, here.

Elsewhere, Martin Little, a former editor, of more recent vintage, of the Wee County News, was being appointed editorial manager of the ‘Forth’ titles operated by Clyde and Forth Media. As noted, here.

In radio, donations to help Scottish community radio stations continue to broadcast were reportedly much higher than the UK average, according to a survey conducted by broadcasting regulators, Ofcom.

And the survey also noted numerous recent achievements in the Scots community radio sector.

And radio station, Capital FM Scotland, was welcoming – as reported here – an application to have its format changed being approved by Ofcom.

Meanwhile, Jamie Ross, a student at St Andrews University, was being named Feature Writer of the Year at the 2011 Guardian Student Media Awards. As reported, here.

And while the site was reporting on November 21 a two per cent pay offer being accepted by the National Union of Journalists’ chapel at The Scotsman Publications Ltd, it was also being noted – a couple of days later – that five editorial posts had been earmarked for redundancy at TSPL, three of them sub-editors.

In advertising, among the headlines at the time was news that Stuart Feather, co-founder of one of Scotland’s best-known media buying agencies, Feather Brooksbank, had reportedly left, to set up on his own.

And finally, in TV, the production arm at STV was announcing changes within its executive team (noted here).

Happy reading!