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Launch event, Modern Apprenticeship in Digital Journalism, Forth Valley College, Stirling

In My Opinion: Fiona Davidson: Why the NUJ-backed modern apprenticeship in digital journalism is so relevant

RUMOURS of the journalism industry dying are grossly exaggerated; digital times are exciting times for the media industry. While print or ‘dead tree’ sales decline (with a few exceptions), access to digital media is accelerating rapidly. …

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Tim Dawson

In My Opinion: Tim Dawson: A bright future for the NUJ?

RUMMAGING in a junk shop the other day, I came upon a yellowing copy of The Daily Telegraph from 1979. Its cover price was 9p, it advertised cigarettes

TV lighting (the sixth of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Voluntary redundancies being sought at the Record, STV’s financial results, etc

THE Daily Record and Sunday Mail newspapers are seeking applications for voluntary redundancy - on 'enhanced terms'. Confirmed a spokesperson at publishers, Media Scotland (a division of Trinity Mirror):

Microphone interview (the fourth of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Tom English and Richard Wilson joining BBC, Scots media and indyref, etc

TWO of Scotland's best-known sportswriters are joining BBC Scotland. Tom English - recently of The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday - and The Herald's Richard Wilson are being taken

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Your Noon Briefing: Award launched in memory of Jan Fairley, Readly reportedly readying for UK launch, etc

AN award celebrating the life and work of the late music journalist and academic, Jan Fairley, is accepting entries. Fairley was arguably best known for her articles about World

BBC Scotland HQ

Threat of industrial action at BBC Scotland averted following redeployment

THE threat of industrial action by members of the National Union of Journalists at BBC Scotland - which might have easily spread to the BBC, UK-wide - has


Fresh insights on Leveson promised by the NUJ’s Stanistreet in Glasgow this evening

FRESH insights on last year's inquiry into Press standards - conducted by Lord Leveson - are promised in a speech taking place this evening in Glasgow by the general-secretary

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Salmond backs call for job cuts moratorium at the BBC

THE First Minister, Alex Salmond, has backed calls for a job cuts moratorium at the BBC. On Monday, news services were disrupted by strike action by members of the

BBC Scotland HQ at night

Possible UK-wide strike action at BBC in support of Scots colleagues

A WORK-TO-RULE at BBC Scotland by members of the National Union of Journalists could escalate as strike action across the Corporation, UK-wide. It follows a decision by NUJ Mothers/Fathers

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BBC Scotland facing risk of industrial action over Festive period

UPDATE: The meeting decided to wait until the outcome of the BBC's attempts to redeploy staff, as described below. The chapel next convenes on the 18th. In the

‘BBC Scotland needs to produce referendum programming that’s more than one-off debates’ – NUJ to tell MSPs

THE National Union of Journalists is calling on BBC Scotland to up its coverage of the forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence by calling for a moratorium on job

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Free web, freelancing and radio training being staged by the NUJ

FREE training on writing for the web, being an entrepreneurial freelancer and interviewing and editing for both the web and radio are being staged by the National Union

BBC Scotland HQ

NUJ submits ‘dispute letter’ in protest at BBC redundancy process

A LETTER formally registering an objection to the way the BBC Scotland is seeking to make people redundant has been submitted by the National Union of Journalists as

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Unions call on the BBC to devote substantial resources to Commonwealth Games and referendum coverage

THE BBC is being called on to set aside substantial resources to report both the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in two years' time and the referendum on Scotland's

Censorship the subject of movie debate

A DEBATE on censorship is taking place this evening at the Edinburgh Filmhouse cinema, following the screening of a movie. Says the Filmhouse about 'This is not a Film':

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Advanced internet research training being staged by NUJ

TRAINING on advanced internet research is being staged by the National Union of Journalists. Taking place a week tomorrow, it is being delivered by Scotland-based freelance, Colin Meek, who

Paul Holleran

In My Opinion: Paul Holleran: The mental state of the media

NOWHERE in my job description as the Scottish Organiser of the National Union of Journalists does it state that I need qualifications in psychiatry or psychology. It also doesn’t

Music journalist and academic, Jan Fairley, dies – updated version

THE writer, broadcaster, researcher and academic, Jan Fairley, has died. She had been diagnosed with colon cancer in March last year. Well known as a regular contributor - mainly

MPs voice ‘concern’ over councils moving job ads away from Scottish newspapers

A SHIFT of local authority job adverts from newspapers to a dedicated website run by the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities has been recognised by MPs as a

Daily Record and Sunday Mail to miss Scottish Press Awards

THE Scottish Press Awards, taking place tomorrow evening, are expected to have one notable absentee: representation from the Daily Record and Sunday Mail. Journalists from the two papers in

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