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Quiet News Day – Episode 105

24 Nov

Welcome to episoe 105 of Quiet News Day – your weekly helping of the best stories from the world of journalism, social media and public relations.

This week, presenters Scott Douglas and Peter Laing talk through the biggest stories of the week, including the lastest from the ongoing phone hacking enquiry and how new guidelines for membership of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) will affect PR practitioners across the UK.

Scott then talks about the ups and downs of his trial of the new Microsoft mobile phone before the two hosts discuss a new list of the top mobile apps and the importance of having a great corporate website.  

As always, links to the stories discussed can be viewed in the shownotes below.

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Quiet News Day Episode 104

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Hello and welcome to the 104th episode of Quiet News Day bringing the best news and views from the world of PR, social media and journalism.

This week presenters Scott Douglas and Peter Laing discuss the hacking scandal latest, before delving into the world of LinkedIn and other social media networks. The latest John Lewis television advert brings with it a lengthy discussion before ending on a rather quirky Facebook problem.

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 103

10 Nov

Hello and welcome to Quiet News Day. Our 103′rd episode is an absolute belter – filled to the brim with the best stories of the week from the world of social media, pulic relations and journalism. 

This week, our dynamic duo of presenters, Scott Douglas and Peter Laing, analyse some of the biggest topics making the headlines including whether mobile flash and Silverlight are dying a quick death in the world of mobile technology, and how Stumbleupon is helping print media outlets.

The pair then turn their attention to twitter and social media, where they look at the world’s top news tweeters, how the Scottish Parliament has banned twitter during sessions, and the rise of Google plus for businesses.

As ever, all the links to the topics discussed are in the shownotes below.

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Quiet News Day Episode 100

13 Oct

Hello and welcome to Quiet News Day Episode 100 – we have reached a full century!

This week your hosts Scott Douglas and Peter Laing don’t disappoint as they do what they do best and discuss the best journalism, PR and social media stories of the week. Kicking off the show is a discussion about father Chris White and how he was question by police for taking pictures of his daughter the Braehead Shopping Centre. The pair move on to the new Scotsman website and are keen to hear your thoughts about it.

Finally there is a discussion about the Facebook app for iPad and a few Twitter mishaps including freelance journalist Rob Crilly.

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 99

5 Oct

Hello and welcome to Quiet News Day Episode 99 – one away from the century milestone.

This week your hosts Scott Douglas and Peter Laing delve in to a whole range of journalism, PR and social media topics. Kicking off the show is a discussion about the Daily Mail’s mistake at the end of the Amanda Knox appeal. The pair also discuss the latest release from Apple and the new Kindle among other exciting topics.

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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