Quiet News Day Episode 98

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Well we are just two more episodes away from our centenary milestone and we are showing no signs of slowing down in our old age with this jam packed podcast featuring the latest social media, journalism and public relations news and views.

Fresh faced from a week away and back at his co-hosts side Peter Laing and Scott Douglas talk through the big issues this week, including media regulation, how TUPE is infiltrating the PR profession, access to journalism and why twitter is moving home. All this in under 40minutes!

As ever links to everything discussed in this week’s podcast can be found in the show notes below


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Quiet News Day Episode 97

21 Sep

Welcome to another edition of Quiet News Day – the weekly podcast examining the big issues in the world of public relations, journalism and social media.

This week, episode 97 is without co-host Peter Laing who is away on holiday, so Scott Douglas is flying solo in the hot seat as he discusses the latest PR, journalism and social media news.

Among the topics for discussion this week is the recent Populus survey showing that print media remains the most trustworthy news source for the majority of readers in the UK. Other stories include the forthcoming launch of the Sunday Sun, Westminster council’s pledge to monitor social media and the latest developments in the case of Stagecoach boss Brian Souter’s personal website’s snub by Google.


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Quiet News Day Episode 96

14 Sep

Welcome to episode 96 of Quiet News Day – your weekly installment of news, social media and public relations.

This week, hosts Scott Douglas and Peter Laing lead take you for a run through of the hottest topics in the news, including the latest News International issues, the possible launch of a Sunday Sun, how Brian Souter’s website was blocked from the Google rankings and how an innovative news editor is recruiting new reporters through twitter.

So sit back, relax and get listening – as always our show notes can be read below!


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Quiet News Day Episode 95

7 Sep

Hello and welcome your favourite weekly installment of news, social media and public relations.

Your hosts Scott Douglas and Peter Laing will take you by the hand and lead you through this week’s hot topics, including a savage criticism of the media by Steve Coogan in the aftermath of NOTW, a debate about blogging vs. journalism, Google plus and controversy surrounding the ads pulled over 9/11 backlash fears.

So polish your earphones off and get listening – as always there’s our bit on the side, our show notes which can be read below!


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Quiet News Day Episode 94

31 Aug

Quiet News Day hosts 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 duo discuss the latest news and views from Edinburgh’s television festival - including an analysis of the BBC’s comedy policy in the year since the “Sachsgate” furore.

This week’s show also features a special interview with Scott Wright, the editor of Scottish Licensed Trade News, a discussion about online defamation cases, an overview of the potential problems that can arise from Groupon and Living Social deals – and a look at how facebook campaigns can help, rather than hinder, businesses in Scotland.

As always links to the stories discussed are included in the show notes below.


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Quiet News Day Episode 93

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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.


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Quiet News Day Episode 92

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Holyrood PR director Scott Douglas and Deadline News editor Peter Laing return to chat through the latest news and views from the world of journalism, social media and public relations.

This week the duo discuss a wide range of topics including the ongoing riots in London and whether social media is to blame, the new pay hedge at the New York Times, the difficulty of getting Financial Times copy on a Kindle, an innovative Twitter-inspired photo site and the upcoming Social Media Buzz awards.   

As always links to everything discussed this week can be found in the show notes below.


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