Paper of Record: Where next for Scotland’s newspaper of the year?

Hopefully everyone at Central Quay has sobered up from last week’s understandable, and well deserved, celebrations following their Scottish Press Awards haul.

If not, the news yesterday that the paper’s circulation has officially fallen under the mythical 150,000 mark is sure to have cleared a few fuzzy heads along the Broomielaw. Continue reading “Paper of Record: Where next for Scotland’s newspaper of the year?”

Revealed: The figures showing STV Glasgow’s test card is more popular than its programmes

Something funny happened on Sunday, March  19th.  Around 9000 people tuned into STV’s hyperlocal channels in Glasgow and Edinburgh to watch a caption telling them the channel wasn’t on yet. Continue reading “Revealed: The figures showing STV Glasgow’s test card is more popular than its programmes”

Winners and losers in 2017 Scottish Press Award nominations

It’s that time of year, when Scotland’s hacks pour over the shortlist for the Press Awards to see if they’ve made the cut this time round. Continue reading “Winners and losers in 2017 Scottish Press Award nominations”

Sobering reading from journalist’s brave confession

I sadly never knew Esther Beadle during my second run at Lang Stracht, even though our spells there overlapped, and we shared mutual friends across the newsrooms in the bunker.  But I wanted to share this remarkable, brave and honest piece of writing by her from earlier this week. Continue reading “Sobering reading from journalist’s brave confession”