Your Noon Briefing: Richard Walker profile, STV, etc

BEGINS The Guardian’s Libby Brooks: “Richard Walker doesn’t do weary willingly. The 59 year-old, who has combined editing Scotland’s new daily, The National, with performing the same role at the Sunday Herald since the autumn, is renowned amongst staff for being boundlessly energetic – if not always equally strategic. But office legend has it that Walker fell asleep at his keyboard last month, such were the demands of juggling the two jobs, coupled with the effects of a winter virus.”

Read more, here.

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BEGINS The Scotsman’s Spotlight slot in their business section: “The chief executive of STV, which last month launched its ‘hyper local’ service in Edinburgh, is poised to unveil a better-than-forecast dividend on Thursday.

“Analysts at Numis have pencilled in a pre-tax profit of £17.5 million for 2014, up from £15.2m the previous year, but said the outlook for the advertising market in 2015 was ‘hard to call’.”

Go to page 34 of today’s paper, for more.

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AND also says The Scotsman’s business section: “Communications outfit [Glasgow-based] Perceptive Communicators has been appointed to deliver public affairs and PR services to incubator, BioCity Scotland, and its tenant businesses.”

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IT’S deadline day today for applications to become the new editor of the Alloa Advertiser newspaper.

For more information, click here.

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