QND, Scotland’s Social Media, Journalism and Public Relations Podcast – Episode 13

by Scott Douglas

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Triskaidekaphobia.

Yep, there really is a word for the fear that some people have for the number 13.

At Quiet News Day, we want to do our bit to help sufferers.

So we have delivered a cracking episode 13 of Scotland’s social media, journalism, public relation and technology podcast.

It features not one but two cracking interviews.

The first is with Stewart Kirkpatrick, editor of Scotland’s first dedicated online newspaper, Caledonian Mercury.

We caught up with him just hours after the adrenaline rush of completing his launch.

And our main featured interview is with Ewan McIntosh, a genuine social media innovator whose credentials span education and broadcasting.

The full running order and shownotes – inlcuding relevant links to all content discussed, are below:

QUIET NEWS DAY EPISODE 13

NEWS BRIEF

The Scottish Parliament will be asked to drop plans to allow councils to post public notices online rather than in the local Press, amid claims it is “undemocratic”

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/s3/committees/ellc/inquiries/NewspaperIndustry.htm

Trade Clips, the new content distribution site run by the people behind the newswire service Newslink, added 200,000 new images to its public gallery.

http://www.tradeclips.com/

Johnston Press, publishers of The Scotsman and hundreds of local newspapers, wants a Regional Digital Commercial Manager to deliver digital specific revenues.

http://www.johnstonpress.co.uk/jpplc/careers/

THIS WEEK IN PR …

Edinburgh Council takes another step down the social media route. Its new blog-based news site quickly attracted 40,000 views – including 14,500 in one day.

http://edinburghcouncil.wordpress.com/

Including this letter from the council leader – after the Evening News did not carry it in full

http://edinburghcouncil.wordpress.com/2009/11/26/council-responds-to-inaccurate-scotsman-story/

Business takes on Social Media after PR Fail. Commsworld couldn’t get PR or advertising to work. Its new website boasts all the social media tools – but might they have benefitted from clearer strategy?

http://www.commsworld.com

The Pope has told his Priests that they had better start blogging and to make use of the “rich menu of options” offered by new technology. It follows last year’s launch of http://www.pope2you.net, with a Papal Facebook group and iPhone and iPod compatible sermons and speeches.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/7070480/Get-blogging-Pope-tells-priests.html

IN BROADCAST

Matt Roper has started as Digital News Editor for Scottish Television. Previously he was group deputy news editor at the Herald and Times stable of titles.

http://www.allmediascotland.com/press_news/24257/

The Edinburgh International Film festival has extended its deadline for entries until March 1 ahead of the 64th anniversary of the event, this year happening between June 16 and 27.

THIS WEEK IN TECHNOLOGY …

Apple is due to hold its first quarter earnings were likely to be overshadowed by the new iSlate/iPad/Apple tablet. A poll showed that 54% of Brits want one – whatever the cost.

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/news/uk_consumers_want_apple_tablet

THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL MEDIA ….

After the recent QND interview with Simon Wall of Storm ID, the firm’s Twibbon app has passed the one million follower mark.

http://blog.twibbon.com/wow-more-than-1-million-have-supported-with-a

Not so happy this week was the MOD who have had to admit that its secrets have been leaking out online thanks to social networking sites.

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/security/355030/mod-admits-secrets-have-leaked-on-social-networking-sites

Digg announced this week that it’s about to undergo a pretty radical makeover later this year to better managed real time content.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/7046519/Drastic-Digg-overhaul-could-shock-users-says-Kevin-Rose.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/7046519/Drastic-Digg-overhaul-could-shock-users-says-Kevin-Rose.html

THIS WEEK IN JOURNALISM …

Massive seven days in Scottish journalism since the last QND Podcast.

First the Donald Martin quite the Editor in Chief’s chair at the Herald and Times Group to take up the big chair at the Sunday Post.

http://www.dcthomson.co.uk/MAGS/POST/postindex.htm

http://www.contently-managed.com/blog/2010/01/22/donald-martin-going-from-herald-to-sunday-post-is-playing-it-safe-but-who-can-blame-him/

http://milnemedia.typepad.com/milne_media/2010/01/herald-editor-in-chief-donald-martin-quits-to-cheers-from-across-the-floor.html

http://milnemedia.typepad.com/milne_media/2010/01/is-there-more-to-martins-move-than-meets-the-eye.html

This week saw the launch of what has been dubbed Scotland’s first truly online newspaper -m the Caledonian Mercury.

http://caledonianmercury.com/

Founder Stewart Kirkpatrick- QND’s first interviewee – gives us another interview:

http://deadlinescotland.wordpress.com/2010/01/25/13326-2554/

THIS WEEK’S INTERVIEW

This week we’ve a real belter of an interview – with Ewan McIntosh, former Regional Digital Commisions for Channel 4’s 4iP investment fund.

COMING UP

Closing date for entries to the 31st Scottish Press Awards.

Email [email protected] for more details.

Second Scottish Social Media Dinner on Thursday, January 28. Last minute tickets without a meal still on sale.

http://www.contently-managed.com/blog/2010/01/11/guest-speakers-topic-date-announced-for-2nd-scottish-social-media-dinner/

On the same night  Scott, will be hosting a Social Media 20:20 event for a group of business people in Edinburgh

ENDS

 

 

 

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