Tag Archives: Rupert Murdoch

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 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 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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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 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 88

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Scott Douglas is away still so this week Peter Laing has been joined by podcast regular Alastair Ross to talk about the biggest news to rock the media world this week the demise of popular Sunday tabloid News of The World.

Talking through the sensational decision from a Journalism, PR and Social Media perspective the pair delve deep into the reasonings behind and the possible implications it could have for the News International corporation and Rupert Murdoch’s empire.

As always links to the stories discussed are included in the 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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