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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 89

22 Jul


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 – podcast 55

17 Nov

HELLO!  Well what have we at QND got in store for you this week?  Well, I’ll give you a taster …

Following the announcement of Kate and Wills engagement, Scott Douglas (Holyrood PR) and Shaun Milne (Deadline News) discuss whether it really was new information.  That’s two weeks on the trott we’ve had podcast content of a Royal nature – jolly good!(?).

Why not watch the moment when I asked, HRH Princess Anne for her reaction to her nephew’s plans to get hitched?  Yes, its brief, but mildly amusing.

Don’t worry we’ve got more varied QND content i.e. the Facebook revolution and an important 10th anniversary!

Drop us a line, a tweet, an e-mail, whatever form of communication suits you best!

Thanks for listening.

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Quiet News Day – podcast 54

10 Nov

Roll-up! Roll-up! Get your podcasting hunger sated here!  OK, a bit over the top perhaps but we here at QND like to think that informed opinions offer some insight into the worlds of journalism, social media and PR.

Featured this week: the launch of the Queen’s Facebook page, News of the World editor in Scotland, Bob Bird and his underwear worth £200,000 and Scotland’s longest-serving newspaper editor’s retirement.

Once again, Scott Douglas (Holyrood PR) and Shaun Milne (Deadline News) combine their intellects and personalities to deliver a podcast ram-packed with info.  Please check the show notes below to learn more about the stories mentioned.

Don’t forget to get in touch with us, tell us you love the show or tell us you hate it – but if you do, let us know how you think we can improve!

Thanks for listening.

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Quiet News Day – podcast 53

3 Nov

Well, well, well.  Dropped in for a little listen have you?  Excellent.  QND is delighted to welcome you, whether as a returning listener, old faithful or perhaps you offer a brand new set of ears?

This week, hosts, Scott Douglas and Shaun Milne discuss Stephen Fry’s split from Twitter … again, the re-birth of AOL and they ponder if size really does matter when it comes to newspapers amoungst many other subjects from the worlds of, journalism, PR and social media.

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Quiet News Day – Episode 52

27 Oct

Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us ….. ok that’s enough but we did feel it necessary to acknowledge the fact that QND has been in existence for a full year.

Hosts, Shaun Milne and Scott Douglas arejoined by Mike Ritchie of Mike Ritchie PR for a bumper session of insightful and entertaining discussion.

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