Atholl Duncan, Head of News and Current Affairs at BBC Scotland provides the guest interview for episode 14 of Quiet News Day, QND, Scotland’s weekly podcast on social media, journalism and public relations.
Scott congratulates Shaun and wife Rachel on the birth of their son, Joshua and asks about Shaun’s decision to break the news using social media, rather than traditional, channels.
Three mobile phone companies have told The Guardian that far more mobile phone accounts than previously thought (up to 100) were allegedly hacked by private investigators and journalists working for the News of the World.
Associated Press (AP) Signs a new content licensing deal with Yahoo and is looking at similar deals with Google and Bing
Iain Hepburn, digital editor of the Daily Records has suggested a Scottish offshoot of new group The UK Future of News.
NEWS IN BRIEF
THIS WEEK IN PR
Francis Ingham of the PRCA has lined up with Meltwater in a legal challenge against the Newspaper Licensing Agency’s plans to charge for links to online news content. The NLA has responded by accusing the PRCA of promoting “a misleading view”.
A number of prominent names in PR have backed the anti “PR spam” campaign, anchored at the Inconvenient PR Truth website.
THIS WEEK IN JOURNALISM
Kent News and Pictures forced to close by cost cutting at picture desks. Do news agencies have a future?
Could this be the shape of things to come? A group of Scottish Teenagers launch a new agency – with a “press gang” for the 21st century
THIS WEEK IN BROADCAST
Keep listening for this week’s special guest – Atholl Duncan who is head of news and current affairs at BBC Scotland, coming up later in this week’s show.
THIS WEEK IN DIGITAL
Is Macmillan publishing being booted of Kindle and off Amazon because of its tie up with the iPad?
Twitter Followers are worth around a ha’penny
Seth Godin Goes Social To Launch Linchpin
Seth Godin has been interviewed by a galaxy of podcast stars, been the focus of a massive blogosphere exercise and no doubt also lit up the Twitterverse. He has been promoting his 10th book Linchpin, by targeting only movers and shakers on the social media scene.
For Immediate Release, Hobson and Holtz Report
By John Wall on Marketing over Coffee
B. L. Ochman blog
Tweets in space
THIS WEEK IN TECHNOLOGY
It’s all about the iPad
This is the guy used to be Facebook’s iPhone developer, before moving jobs after publicly slamming Appple’s app approval process. That approvals process remains intact for iPad, but Hewitt is nonetheless hugely excited, according to his latest blog post.
Others are reserving their judgement: