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The hon secretary of the Society of Editors (Scotland), Donald Fullarton, was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s 80th Birthday Honours List for services to the community in his home town of Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire.
He started his career on the now defunct Helensburgh and Gareloch Times in 1963, was editor of the Helensburgh Advertiser from 1968-83 and of the Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter from 1983-92, and rose to become editorial director of the Clyde and Forth Press Group, taking early retirement for health reasons in 1999.
Now semi-retired, he is a freelance sub-editor and photographer, and has been a part-time tutor in practical journalism at the Scottish Centre for Journalism Studies in Glasgow since 2000.


Journalism ethics charity MediaWise is relocating to the University of the West of England in Bristol after 13 years based at the Easton Business Centre in the heart of the inner city.
From July its new address will be: The MediaWise Trust, University of the West of England, Oldbury Court Road, Bristol BS16 2JP. The telephone number will be 0117 93 99 333.
MediaWise chairman Charles Fletcher said: “This is a move we have been planning for some years, and it is made all the more appropriate as UWE launches its new MA in Journalism this autumn. We hope to play an active part in its development.” MediaWise will remain an independent charity devoted to improving the standards and standing of journalism.


Content publishers and the Government should work together to raise public awareness of the growing threats from illegal or unauthorised use of copyright works, according to Andrew Yeates, intellectual property advisor to the Association of Online Publishers.
He was giving evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee in the first part of the fourth session of its inquiry into ‘new media and the creative industries’, an influential committee of MPs chaired by Conservative MP John Whittingdale.


Cornish World, a magazine written and designed almost entirely by people on work experience placements who are recovering, or have recovered, from mental ill health, has been rescued and is set to become an independent social business, thanks to advice and support from Cornwall Enterprise and a grant from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
The magazine serves the international Cornish community in 31 countries.


Veteran Derby journalist Jim Brennan’s web site, Global Journalism Review, has been relaunched and is being revised.
First launched online seven years ago, it has been neglected recently while Jim has been establishing his e-mail chain of not-for-profit news/viewsletters, the Derby Guardian, Derbyshire Guardian, East Midlands Guardian, East Midlands Literary Review, and his latest, UK Guardian.
All are available by e-mail only, on donation/subscription per issue of 25p individual; 50p paid executives, MPs and MEPs; £1 companies and organisations, including libraries. Inquiries to brenmedia@btinternet.com.


Bruce Shapiro, a veteran reporter on human rights, criminal justice and related issues, has been named executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.
The Dart Center, a global network of journalists and mental health professionals dedicated to improving media coverage of trauma, conflict and tragedy, is based at the University of Washington, and also operates in London and Melbourne. Bruce succeeds Roger Simpson, the Dart Center’s founding executive director.