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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 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 Podcast 75

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Hello and welcome to your weekly installment of Quiet News Day.

This week Peter Laing takes a well deserved rest, so we have Scott Douglas at the helm taking us through space, Google, smartphones and CIPR and just in case we were missing him too much Peter has kindly taken time from his break to provide some interesting insights on the topics discussed.

More information about any of our topics can as usual be found in the show notes below.

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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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