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Re: Press

Postby strange brew » Fri May 18, 2012 5:33 pm

Two partisan drones moan about partisan drones from the other side. Yawn. And we wonder why people are put off politics?
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Re: Press

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Fri May 18, 2012 6:40 pm

strange brew wrote:Two partisan drones moan about partisan drones from the other side. Yawn. And we wonder why people are put off politics?





It took you 25 posts in five years to write the above gem. That must have been some provocation. Which bit stung you?


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Re: Press

Postby The Egg Man » Sat May 19, 2012 9:51 am

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Re: Press

Postby hound dog » Sat May 19, 2012 8:03 pm

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2. Press standards are awful particularly amongst the tabloid press (though the Hearld isn't much better). Its not all about phone and e-mail hacking either. The general standard of reporting is simply awful. ?


The Evening Times has gone steadily downhill over the years - doing some research recently and looking at old articles I was struck by the difference in quality.

Just the other week I was I noticed their front page story was about a "Glasgow Gran" who had gone for lunch and found a parking fine on her car when she returned 8O 8O 8O

And they wonder why newspaper sales are dropping.........
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Re: Press

Postby Mori » Sat May 19, 2012 8:39 pm

ET journalism has been steadily going down hill for several years now.Scotland Tonight had several of the industry professionals in a few weeks ago for a short talk on the declining sales of newspapers around the country.

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acanyspeel...corectified cos of egg mans (Maybe)> sarcasm. :wink:
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Re: Press

Postby The Egg Man » Sat May 19, 2012 10:20 pm

Mori wrote:ET journalism has been steadily going down hill for several years now.Scotland Tonight had several of the industry proffesionals in a few weeks ago for a short talk on the declining sales of newspapers around the country.


Aye, ye canny whack proffesionalism, eh?
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Re: Press

Postby Doorstop » Sun May 20, 2012 10:06 am

Ouch. :D
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Re: Press

Postby moonbeam » Mon May 21, 2012 10:57 am

The ET has almost become the "In House Paper" of Glasgow City Council due to the amount of council PR stuff it contains. What happemned to the old investigative stuff? The court reports? How many are interested in Thursday nights "local girls and guys" in night clubs and what 18 year olds drink? The back pages I no longer read.Full of speculation regarding two Glasgow football teams. When the Purcell affair broke it was interesting that much of the information came from the "Edinburgh" media. Plus trying to sell an "Evening" paper at 7am for 50p against the 30p Sun and Daily Record seems strange.The Record is having quite a battle with the Sun/ Metro(free) and Daily Mail.
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Re: Press

Postby The Egg Man » Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:18 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:Cyber Nats on retreat underneath the article.

Although I did like the reference to Frank McAveety preferring a more proletarian lunch and Rosie Kane insisting she sat with the proletarians in the canteen.


Interesting to note Rosie Kane accusing Tommy Sheridan of "using the bedroom tax to rebuild his political career,........" whilst she uses Tommy Sheridan to try to rebuild her political career.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/polit ... om-2151059
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Re: Press

Postby RapidAssistant » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:52 am

Newspapers are in decline for two reasons IMHO, firstly the internet obviously where we can access news and opinion, anywhere, any place for free - and why waste precious trees and covering the place with litter when you can have it electronically.

But secondly it is because we are as a society, getting more educated and less receptive to having editors' opinions rammed down our throats - we are fed up with political bias in the press (perhaps fed up with politics full stop - the fact that we have a hung parliament is testament to this) - and I for one like to look at the arguments on complex issues myself and make up my own mind on 'who is right and who is wrong'.

I routinely ignore the Mail and the Express because they thrive on right wing rhetoric and doom-and-gloom; equally the Record tries to claim it is an "old Labour" paper, yet still supports the Blairites. As others have alluded to the ET is just a Glasgow City Council propaganda machine. The Sun has always baffled me where its allegiances lie (the Scottish Sun supports the SNP, yet nationally it leans right), the Independent and the Guardian are the two I tend to read the most.
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Re: Press

Postby Mori » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:14 pm

This report was out last month by the beep, i forgot to post it on this thread.

Does anyone on the forum still buy a newspaper ? being an ex news vendor and making my living from the trade previously for many years, i'm the biggest traitor of all and havent bought anything for many years since i've went online and enjoy the digital versions of newspapers. Looks like a slow demise but looks as if this physical format of news will cease to be soon.

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12 July 2013 Last updated at 18:11

Decline in sales of newspapers in Scotland continues

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Figures released by the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) revealed that almost every national daily and Sunday title recorded declining numbers.
The only exception was the 'i' which reported an increase of almost 12% while all the major titles reported year-on-year decreases between June 2012 and last month.
The falling circulations have hit tabloid, broadsheet and the mid-market.
Some have reported large double digit percentage falls in average sales.
The Herald and Sunday Herald as well as the Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday have removed themselves from the national figures and are now included in the ABC regional newspapers report.

The figures published by ABC were:

  • Daily Mirror: -8.4% from 21,572 to 19,767 last month
  • Daily Record: -9.7% from 253,047 to 228,515 last month
  • Daily Star of Scotland: -14.6% from 58,814 to 50,226
  • The Scottish Sun: -14.1% from 306,930 to 263,512
  • Scottish Daily Express: -11.6% from 61,616 to 54,492
  • Scottish Daily Mail: -0.6% from 103,590 to 102,927
  • Daily Telegraph: -4.7% from 19,580 to 18,650
  • Financial Times: -13.3% from 2,990 to 2,591
  • The Guardian: -10.7% from 11,901 to 10,623
  • i: +11.9% from 16,968 to 18,985;
  • Independent: -30.2% from 4,382 to 3,058;
  • The Times: -1.8% from 19,004 to 18,668.

The figures for the sales of Sunday newspaper titles in Scotland were:

  • Daily Star of Scotland Sunday: -31.6% from 40,665 to 27,814;
  • The Scottish Sun Sunday: -12.2% from 217,948 to 191,364;
  • Sunday Mail: -9.7% from 285,519 to 257,796;
  • Sunday Mirror: -9% from 22,340 to 20,331;
  • The People: -7.9% from 11,395 to 10,499;
  • Scottish Sunday Express: -7.9% from 34,577 to 31,856;
  • The Sunday Post: -12.2% from 188,131 to 165,130;
  • Scottish Mail on Sunday: -7.8% from 92,237 to 85,008;
  • Independent on Sunday: -20% from 6,647 to 5,315;
  • The Observer: -12.4% from 15,837 to 13,875;
  • Sunday Telegraph: -3.7% from 17,033 to 16,399
  • Sunday Times: -9.5% from 50,243 to 45,450.
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Re: Press

Postby The Egg Man » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:00 pm

The political headline in today's Record is

Whiskey, golf and oil high on the agenda for First Minister ...................
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Re: Press

Postby RapidAssistant » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:11 pm

The Egg Man wrote:The political headline in today's Record is

Whiskey, golf and oil high on the agenda for First Minister ...................


that's not really news then is it?
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Re: Press

Postby moonbeam » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:46 pm

Whisky I hope?
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