After a week’s hiatus, Scott Douglas and Peter Laing return to the podcast chair to discuss the latest news and views from the world of journalism, social media and public relations.
This week, the hosts discuss the issue of editorial payments at the UK edition of the Huffington Post - following the call from top Scottish political writer Guido Fawkes urging bloggers not to submit their work to the site for free.
Scott and Peter also ask whether the world of journalism has become saturated with middle class reporters and whether this has negatively affected the recent coverage of the UK riots, in addition to looking at the latest developments in the Murdoch phone hacking scandal.
As always links to the stories discussed are included in the show notes below.
GUIDO SAYS DON’T GIVE YOUR STUFF TO THE HUFFINGTON POST
TOO MIDDLE CLASS TO COVER THE RIOTS?
MAJOR WANTED CROSS-PARTY ALLIANCE TO BREAK TIES WITH MURDOCH AND BLACK