Happy New Year listeners!
Thank-you for navigating your way on to our site here at Quiet News Day. After an enjoyable festive break, hosts Scott Douglas and Shaun Milne have returned with a fresh QND podcast to delight the ears.
On this week’s show topics include photography on facebook, the aura of new social media toy Quora and up for discussion is Shaun Milne’s new and rather intimate project that has so far seen him shed his clothes and pose for photos, all available online. More on that later.
PHOTOGRAPHERS SAY SNAP ON FACEBOOK
How two doppplegangers met through Facebook, which itself sees record uploads, although watch out for the new kid on the block, Instagram.
As the Social Networking giants sees 750 million pics uploaded over New Year
While Instagram and Bump enjoy massive success and dizzying numbers – seeing them championed as the future of news journalism.
STRIKE LOOMS AT SUNDAY HERALD
A mass meeting is taking place among staff at the Herald and Times newspapers today (wed) over compulsory redundancies at the titles.
Employees are already working to rule following a 91 per cent vote in favour of industrial action.
But that is to be followed by a two day strike tomorrow and Friday which secured backing from 78 per cent of the workforce.
It is expected to coincide with the production of the new Sunday Herald magazine which is deu to replace the newspaper this weekend.
The NUJ is demanding compulsory redundancies are lifted and that instead, enhanced terms be offered to secure enough volunteers.
In all 20 staff at the publishers are to go, 13 from editorial, including the six made compulsory redundant.
They include photographer Lenny Warren, reporter Graeme Murray, feature writer Barry Macdonald, Sunday Herald Westminster editor James Cusick who is still to be informed officially having been on holiday, Mary Docherty from supplements and video journalist Stuart Millar.
QUORA IS THE SHINY NEW TOY OF CHOICE FOR THE TECH AND SOCIAL MEDIA SECTOR
A new online question and answer resource edited by its users getting big play among social media names.
SCOTTISH NEWS of THE WORLD CHILLS THE BEANS
Staff at the Scottish News of the World may have welcomed the outcome of the long running Tommy Sheridan perjury case, but they almost didn’t have a paper to record it in the weekend following the verdict in their favour.
The copy was written, the photographs banked with just the page layouts to be completed when a leak in a neighbouring office at its Queen Street HQ in Glasgow sparked an electrical fire and mass evacuation.
Nerves were shredded as the deadline loomed nearer, with the editorial team locked out in the cold for some three hours.
It being a public holiday, the landlord was apparently content to leave repairs until the following week, before being persuaded otherwise.
Staff were back in time for the inside story of how their claims Sheridan had been at a Swinger’s club and lied on oath about it being vindicated.
GOGLE HAS A SHINY NEW TOY CALL NGRAM
What’s in a word? Find out with this history tracker of your favourite phrases,
GEARING UP FOR SOME CELTIC CONNECTIONS
Celtic Connections kicks off in Glasgow on January 17 for 18 days with more than 1500 artists playing in the highlight, at least for some, of Scotland’s traditional music calendar.
Interesting to note that this year the Facebook page gets due prominence on the website celticconnections.com where you can also sign up for email alerts, read their blog, book tickets and visit events from the past.
Among those covering the event will, of course, be the BBC – on TV and Radio Scotland – with dozens of journalists around the world heading along too.
For those interested, also well worth checking out www.celticmusicradio.net who’ve been a constant broadcasting from the shows since 2006.
SOCIAL MEDIA – THE NEW WEIGHT LOSS MACHINE
A new website including video, audio, blogs, images and charts has been launched by two journalists looking to shed 10 stone between them in a year.
The site http://www.twofatladdies.co.uk/home/ includes Daily Record web Editor Iain Pope, QND co-host Shaun Milne and producer Clare Carswell.