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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 – Podcast 72

23 Mar

Hello and welcome to this week’s Quiet News Day with your hosts Scott Douglas and Peter Laing.

This week the show takes on a different format with a special interview with Roddy McRae who is the sales director of Pacific Coast News – a paparazzi picture agency based in sunny California.

He gives an insight into what it is like working in a world of hunting down celebrities and also talks about changes in the industry and how much a set of sought-after pictures could fetch. You may be surprised!

Quiet News Day – Podcast 70

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Welcome to Quiet News Day with your hosts Scott Douglas and Peter Laing serving up your weekly slice of journalism, PR and social media.

For starters this week search engines have been over taken by a flock of Angry Birds as they join up with Bing, prompting the subject of the importance of Search and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). For mains we will be serving up the Freedom of Information Act with a side of David Cameron’s YouTube appearance which has taken the video world by storm. Then if you’ve room a trio of BBC Iplayer, Blogs and Caledonian Mercury’s Third Way for dessert!

Plenty to keep you going throughout the day!

Everything on our menu is included in the show notes below allowing you to get the most out of the podcast!

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Quiet News Day – Podcast 69

2 Mar

Call me Eagle Hawk and stand clear of rickety wooden structures for I am angry.

This week’s episode of QND begins with angry birds and it very nearly ended with angry birds due to uncontrollable laughter from hosts Peter Laing and Scott Douglas.  Stayed tuned for the outtakes which will be released separately.

Featured this week in addition to those bad tempered feathered things is a discussion on the Today programme about boundaries in PR, Channel 6, the future of the newspaper and Times journalist Melanie Reid who was paralysed in an accident and has been nominated for columnist of the year in the 2011 Press Awards.

This is my (Clare Carswell) last show as producer.  Thanks to hosts old and new for an enjoyable five months and best of luck for the future.

So all that is left to be said is cheerio!

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Quiet News Day – Podcast 68

23 Feb

In this week’s podcast, Scott Douglas and Peter Laing talk Google, Apple, Twitter, The Dundee Courier and pornstar names.  Yes QND 68 has got it all.  Enjoy.

Quiet News Day – Podcast 67

16 Feb

Welcome to episode 67 of Scotland’s leading media podcast hosted by experts, Scott Douglas and Peter Laing.

This week topics covered include the impending visit of Kate and Wills to St. Andrews next week, The Sunday Times App list, Brian Souter backing SNP funding, the yellow pages reviving a favourite advert and we even have a feature interview from Joe Walton at Real PR in Glasgow.

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Quiet News Day – Podcast 66

9 Feb

Howdy folks,

Another week and a new presenting partner for Scott Douglas.  Stepping into Shaun Milne’s shoes is Deadline’s new Managing Editor, Peter Laing.

The fresh faced, sweet talker Laing joins Mr Douglas for chitter chatter and a bit of huff and puff when they talk about AOL’s takeover of The Huffington Post, student publications, the cost of internships  and the discussion topic this week is Deadline News and its multimedia endeavours.

Enjoy and don’t forget to get in touch @quietnewsday

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