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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 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 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 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 91

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Hello,

Just like any good on off relationship Scott Douglas and Peter Laing are back together again and in spectacular style to discuss the latest developments in the world of journalism, social media and public relations.

Making up for lost time, this week the duo cover a wide range of topics including the recent rumblings at the News of the World, copyright law which is threatening news cutting services, apple and Twitter’s impressive annual worth as well as discussing a subject closer to home – the Daily Record.

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

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Quiet News Day 90

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Hello and welcome to this week’s Quiet News Day Podcast,

With Peter Laing away for a second week Scott Douglas takes to the reigns, for this week’s race through the latest social media, journalism and public relations news.

This week we have not one but two interviews; the first from Tricia Fox a leading PR professional who inadvertently found herself in the middle of a blogosphere furore after a blog about the late Amy Winehouse didn’t go down too well with the online world.

Next up Scott chats to graphic designer and ex Daily Record journalist Martin Kielty about his forthcoming book ‘Old The Front Page’ which takes historical news and changes them into a collection of modern day tabloids. As well as the book Scott and Martin also discuss the longevity of tabloids, the publishing industry, as well as the power of social media marketing.

So lot’s of news and views to keep you going through the day!

As ever, everything we have talked about in the show can be found in our show notes below.

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Quiet News Day 84

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Welcome to episode 84 of the podcast which brings together the latest journalism, social media and public relations news and views.

Masters of the mix Scott Douglas and Peter Laing, discuss what has been a troubled week for Scottish media as one of its infamous publications the Daily Record announces a series of job cuts and a shake up to it’s organisation. The former jewel of Scots news crown, has struggled to battle against its more successful counterparts, but can the paper bounce back from these shocking cuts? As always the duo have very different views….

Among the doom and gloom however there are couple of media success stories including Facebook’s $1billion IPO and John Boothman’s appointment as Head of Public Affairs at the BBC.

Links to everything discussed, as always are found in the show notes below.

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