Spotlight newsroom: Herald Scotland
Today we'll take a quick look at Scotland's The Herald, founded in 1783 and considered by some to be the longest running national newspaper as well as the eighth oldest daily paper in the world. Impressive bragging rights. The most highly followed journalist there is Iain Macwhirter, Political Columnist and Commentator, followed by Phil Miller, Arts Correspondent; David Leask, Chief Reporter; Paul Hutcheon, Investigations Editor; Tom Gordon, Scottish Political Editor, Sunday Herald, and Gerry Braiden, Government Correspondent. Meanwhile, The Herald's most active journalist on Twitter this morning is Susan Swarbrick, Senior Features Writer and Columnist, while its highest trending article at the moment is titled, "The Games opens: a ceremony of gallusness with a powerful charity theme," (98 shares) which opens with this amazing lede:
"It is what Scots do. The land that brought the world penicillin, television, the square sausage, the enlightenment, slagging as a way of declaring love, the novel, ships that sailed the world, quips that nailed the moment, modern engineering, the carry-oot and the philosophy of economics toyed with the idea of a conventional opening ceremony in the way that Jim Baxter once played with an English midfield."