Working as a Writer in the 21st Century

Facebook, Twitter, Kindle, the iPad and social web sites – they’re altering the creative industries day by day, and publishing is no exception. The Working as a Writer in the 21st Century conference in Edinburgh on Thursday 20th January, hosted by the Association of Scottish Literary Agents and supported by Creative Scotland, will raise questions … Continue reading

Radio: Local or National?

There’s a war going on in Scottish radio. But then, there always is. And not just in that industry, but across Scottish publishing, television, film and journalism, the perennial, never-to-be-resolved, but endlessly intriguing argument about how much to appeal to the UK, and how much to concentrate on the home-grown audience, continues to grow and … Continue reading

Tchai Ovna October 2010

Another new year for readings beckons with the first Tchai Ovna reading after the summer break. It’s on Friday 8 October and readers include Iain Heggie, Alan Riach, Graham Fulton, Lynsey Calderwood and David Manderson. Music, as ever, supplied by Jim Gilbert of Wing and a Prayer. It’s a university event but open to all … Continue reading

Wanted: Student Teams for Projects

Two excellent subjects for projects, suitable for 3rd or 4th year Broadcast Production, Film-Making or Journalism students. 1. Mollie Hunter, the famous children’s author, now in her nineties, has never had the media coverage she deserves, despite being one of the best-selling Scottish authors of all time. Her life is an ideal subject for radio/TV/press … Continue reading

Transnational Protests and the Media

Transnational Protests and the Media – Call for Chapters Editors: Simon Cottle, Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, and Libby Lester, School of English, Journalism and European Languages, University of Tasmania Deadline for submission of chapter proposals/abstracts: Monday 2 November 2009 Transnational Protests and the Media will explore and theorize the rise of … Continue reading

Media Education Summit (2009, Sept 8, Liverpool)

This event is organised by The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice – Bo= urnemouth University, hosted by Liverpool John Moores University and suppor= ted by Skillset, the Art, Design and Media Higher Education Subject Centre,= the North West Regional Development Agency and Northwest Vision & Media. Conference Details Venue: Liverpool John Moores University Dates: … Continue reading

New publication in the Scotsman

Newly enrolled PhD student John Forsyth is a frequent commentator in The Scotsman. here’s his most recent contribution Forsyth, J. (2009, March 4) Far from whole story on domestic abuse, The Scotsman [journalism]


It’s just been announced that students on the Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism will be eligible to apply for bursaries offered by the The Scott Trust (owners of the Guardian Media Group). The graduate diploma is the only course in Scotland from which the Scott Trust will consider applications. Full details here

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