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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 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 101

20 Oct

Quiet News Day Episode has past its centenary and we’re now onto episode 101 !

This week your host Scott Douglas is flying solo, as co-presenter Peter Laing is on holiday, and has a packed show full of the best offerings from the world of PR, journalism and social media.

Kicking off episode 101 is an interview with the 2011 CIPR Scotland PRide Awards Young Communicator of the Year Laura Berry, from Holyrood Partnership, who discusses the future of public relations in Scotland and gives some sage words of wisdom for aspiring PR undergraduates.

Next up, Scott looks at the recent comments by author Ewan Morrison about how online freebie hunters are killing culture, and how Scots are leading the way in digital publishing.  

Finally there is a discussion about the Guardian’s decision to publish its news schedule online and how iPad magazine Once wants to be the saviour of photojournalism.

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 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 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 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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Quiet News Day 89

22 Jul

Hello,

Apologies as the podcast is slightly late this week but it is certainly worth waiting for. Scott Douglas has returned from his holidays but now Peter Laing has decided to escape. But do not despair Craig McGill from Contently Managed had stepped up to the task and the pair delve into this week’s journalism, PR and social media news.

Scott has managed to miss two of the biggest media stories of the past year including the News of the World phone hacking scandal and the launch of Google+, Google’s very own social networking site.  So this week the pair discuss the latest developments concerning Rupert Murdoch and his company and how the PR sector may be benefitting from the scandal. They  also discuss how they think Google+ will fare in the open market.

Quiet News Day 87

6 Jul

Hello,

This week Scott Douglas is off on holiday leaving Peter Laing to hold the fort. But keeping him company and slipping into the co-host chair is Young Student Journalist of the Year winner Alan Robertson.

 The pair delve into the delights of social media, journalism and public relations in a podcast which mixes the views of the experienced journalist and the new.

Top of the agenda is an interview with Craig McGill, managing director of social media firm Contently Managed, who discusses brand journalism and his new recruit Iain Hepburn. Next up is a topic which will have Mr Douglas’ ears pricked wherever he is as the duo discusses Twitter leaks by celebrities and the plans of the BBC to reign in what stars are allowed to tweet. And as Alan admits that he is a newbie to the world of Twitter discussions move onto the nation’s fear of communications technology. Rounding off the podcast is a look to the future of journalism with some insights from Charles McGee.

And here are all of the links to the topics discussed in today’s show.

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