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Quiet News Day 87

6 Jul


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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Quiet News Day Podcast 76

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Hello all!

Your usual hosts Scott Douglas and Peter Laing, seem to have caught the election bug this week as they invite Alastair Ross from McGrigors LLP and Jason Wassell from DLA Piper, to discuss how the election is shaped and influenced by traditional and social media. With sensational headlines from The Sun, newspaper motives and the impact of hyper local blogging social networking this week’s podcast has it all.

As usual you can find links to all the items discussed in the show notes below and leave us a comment on twitter

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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 56

24 Nov

Hello and thanks for joining us for QND!

This week Shaun Milne (Deadline News) speaks to Iain Hepburn, who is due to begin his new post as editor at recently-launched STV Local on Monday.

Iain looks back on three successful years as the digital editor for the Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail, and verbally hands the torch over to his successor Iain Pope (Daily Record).

And as usual there are plenty of relevant discussions about journalism and social media, including a particularly interesting point about ‘new’ and ‘old’ journalists.

Thanks for listening.


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