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In My Opinion: Courtnay McLeod: The blurrier, the better

PERSONALISED, customised, tailor-made… it seems almost everything in today’s world is ‘just for you’ – except education, where an one-size-fits-all approach still exists. Our education system wasn’t built for this world. It was designed for an …

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In My Opinion: Maurice Smith: What of the media, post-indyref?

WHAT are we, as journalists, to make of the coverage of the Scottish referendum campaign? Even casual observers in Scotland will have noticed that the campaign has been running

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In My Opinion: Neil Braidwood: PPA reinvents itself

THE annual conference of the Professional Publishers Association is always a major date in the magazines calendar, but this year’s event promised more – from the venue in

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In My Opinion: Bill Heaney: Journalists don’t have crystal balls

THERE was a lot of feedback the other day on social media when Beattie Communications said - read it here on allmediascotland.com - they were having difficulties recruiting

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In My Opinion: Courtnay McLeod: The CEO doesn’t tweet #notthepoint

'ALL businesses increasingly need to function like a media company’ - it’s a mantra that defines our era, but what does it actually mean? Accepting that businesses need to

Stewart Weir

In My Opinion: Stewart Weir: The Record’s streaming of Poland versus Scotland

“DID you see the game last night?” is the age-old retort among individuals arguing a difference of opinion around a football match. Those calling the Daily Record football hotline

John Collins

In My Opinion: John Collins: Names are important, not least ‘radio’

I GOT it wrong! A few years ago, we were putting together an awards event for a student media festival I’m involved with and the three areas were really

Francis Shennan

In My Opinion: Francis Shennan: The joys of freelancing

“Half an hour after getting to Intercourse I was in Paradise.” That’s my favourite of all the intros I wrote in my long time as a freelance. I had accompanied

Ellen Arnison

In My Opinion: Ellen Arnison: We all need to mind our language when it comes to mental illness

THE supermarket giants, Asda and Tesco, have just issued humble apologies after their adult fancy dress ranges were discovered to include 'mental patient' and 'psycho ward costumes. Of course,

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In My Opinion: Lisa-Nicole Mitchell: Starting my fourth and final year

SO, here we go again, sadly for the last time. Now, I am in fourth year at Edinburgh Napier University. It only seems like yesterday that I was sheepishly

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In My Opinion: Maurice Smith: What can we expect of the BBC during the run-up to the referendum?

WHAT can we expect from the BBC as it ramps up its coverage of the Scottish independence referendum campaign? The national broadcaster is beginning to attract attention as it

Mark Gorman

In My Opinion: Mark Gorman: You work in the creative industries, in Edinburgh?

ARE you working in the creative industries in Edinburgh?  Well, may I introduce you to Creative Edinburgh? If you're reading this, the chances are the answer to my opener

Craig McGill

In My Opinion: Craig McGill: The loves and loathes of journalists (speaker event tonight in Glasgow)

FOR an industry based around communications, there's often been misunderstandings between journalists and PRs with one of the common questions being, "What do journalists actually want?" Well, one PR

Paul Holleran

In My Opinion: Paul Holleran: Our friends in the North

IN the stressful environment of the European economic crisis, there is one indisputable oasis of well-being. The Nordic region continues to deliver economic growth, ensuring decent provision of health

Scott Douglas

In My Opinion: Scott Douglas: The Edinburgh festivals, social media and QR codes

THE Festival in Edinburgh is delivering a colourful spectacle that is a feast for the eyes and ears – especially on social media. In fact, a foray into the

Paul Tucker

In My Opinion: Paul Tucker: What do I know? Teaching TV production

ABOUT three years ago, I was asked a question by a student that I will never forget. Teaching a module about programme development in television I was asked,

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In My Opinion: Derek Masterton: PR, plastic flowers, millionaire shortbread and long johns

THERE'S a giant plastic flower in the corner of my office. It’s a six feet-tall Forget-me-not. It’s what I stare at when seeking inspiration – that glassy-eyed, 1,000-yard stare

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In My Opinion: Ian MacKenzie: New talent; where next?

TOWARDS the end of next month - March 21 - will see BAFTA in Scotland announce the winners of their New Talent Awards for 2013. The awards, unparalleled anywhere

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In My Opinion: Atholl Duncan: An inconvenient truth – Al Gore and Al Jazeera

YOU might not have noticed, but the USA is about to be invaded. Not by 'green monsters from Mars' but by something which many Americans regard with even greater suspicion

Jim Chisholm

In My Opinion: Jim Chisholm: My first challenges at the Scottish Newspaper Society

NOTHING brought home to me more the variety, potential and opportunity of the Scottish newspaper industry than when I attended my first council meeting of the Scottish Newspaper

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