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Former Scotsman editor Linklater bemoans the sacking of John McLellan by Johnston Press

Former Scotsman editor Linklater bemoans the sacking of John McLellan by Johnston Press

Out of interest, on the day following the news of Mr McLellan's iminent departure from The Scotsman, I did an audit on newspaper coverage. According to my scan (which I will not claim was absolutely exhaustive), the only newspapers which gave it coverage were The Times ( all of page 3 with a comment piece by The Drum's editor, Gordon Young), The Daily Telegraph , The Scotsman - four pars on page 3), The Herald ( buried on the back page), and The Guardian. And I saw nothing in Scotland on Sunday nor the Sunday Herald.

BBC Scotland did cover it plus most of the online media websites. I am not sure what conclusion one should draw from this but I certainly feel that it was a story which was was worthy of

at least a news nib in every daily newspaper circulating in Scotland on that day.

But then of course the affairs of Rangers FC is very demanding on staff resources and space! Hamish Mackay, Aberdeen


16 Apr 2012 - 16:00