Hello and welcome to your weekly installment of Quiet News Day.
This week Peter Laing takes a well deserved rest, so we have Scott Douglas at the helm taking us through space, Google, smartphones and CIPR and just in case we were missing him too much Peter has kindly taken time from his break to provide some interesting insights on the topics discussed.
More information about any of our topics can as usual be found in the show notes below.
Telegraph.co.uk article on Yuri Gagarin – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/8443777/Yuri-Gagarin-50th-anniversary-of-the-first-man-in-space.html
Film recreating Gagarin’s mission with modern footage – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKs6ikmrLgg&feature=youtu.be
The First Orbit Project – http://www.firstorbit.org/
GOOGLE BOSS COMES TO EDINBURGH
History of Google Doodles – http://www.google.com/doodle4google/history.html
Archive of Google Doodles – www.google.com/logos.
Google Boss coming to Edinburgh – http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/apr/10/google-eric-schmidt-mactaggart-lecture
Who was James MacTaggart? – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_MacTaggart
Value of Journalism Degrees
Uni chiefs over to ‘retrain’ Kelvin MacKenzie – http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/training/110412skills.shtml
PR BODY STARTS THE CONVERSATION
FUTURE OF THE iPHONE
Gartner report – http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1622614
FINAL NEWS ITEMS
The News of the World phone hacking scandal rumbles on –