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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Pay Deal Struck at Ayrshire Titles

NUJ members at the Ayrshire newspaper titles of the Clyde & Forth group have voted to accept a new pay and conditions structure.

It follows a work to rule over staffing levels and responsibilities - with some staff being asked to perform editorial duties beyond their official titles.

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Lironi Lined up for Glasgow Post

A former political editor of the Sunday Mail newspaper has been appointed as senior adviser to the leader of Glasgow City Council.

Brian Lironi is to work for Councillor Steven Purcell. He was most recently director of communications for the Labour Group at the Scottish Parliament.

Source: All Media Scotland

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Sunday Herald changes

Iain S. Bruce has been made multi-media editor. Says Sunday Herald editor, Richard Walker: “Iain has, of course, been the Sunday Herald’s online editor since time began. His new role will herald a greater integration between the Sunday Herald in print and online. His duties include attending all newspaper conferences to drive extra content into the Sunday Herald website, to promote the Sunday Herald brand in the online environment and to contribute articles on technological innovations to the business and news sections.”

More from: All Media Scotland

Daily Record Appoints New News Editor

The Daily Record has appointed a new news editor, to take over from Tom Hamilton, who has been made assistant editor of the title.

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Family Announcements added to Scotsman Website

The website of The Scotsman newspaper has added another service to its roster: births, deaths, marriages and other family announcements.

The site, which enjoys some four million unique users per month, still allows families to include their notices in the newspaper.

P.S. The Herald has had this service for some time now.

Source: All Media Scotland

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Murdoch launches Glasgow printing plant

Rupert Murdoch today opened News International’s new printing plant in Glasgow.

Alongside the First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, Murdoch cut the ribbon to the Eurocentral plant, which the company claims houses the largest and fastest press in the world. The plant will will print Scottish editions of The Sun, The Times, the News of the World and the Sunday Times.

The plant is the first stage of a £650m project to open new plants for News International. Other sites in the pipeline include Knowsley, near Liverpool, and Enfield in North London.

The plant will be operated by Newsprinters (Eurocentral) Ltd, part of News International’s new printing division.

The company said today it hoped to generate additional revenue by offering the plant’s large printing capacity to third-party publishers - Newsprinters has already entered into a long-term contract to print The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph.

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