24 hours in the media: Mon 30 April
A trial service. Greg James, Mike Cass, the value of news, and 'ahhhhhhhhhhh'.
We think there's something in curating a bunch of interesting things to read - from blogs to news stories you might not have seen, from the world of the media. This is written with a UK viewpoint, but not excluding the rest of the world's media stories, where they're relevant and interesting to those within the UK.
This is a trial - both from our point of view (seeing how long it takes to produce, when it makes sense to produce it, and what editorial lessons we'll learn), and from your point of view (to see whether this is actually any good). Your thoughts are welcome - either on the editorial below, or on the concept - in the comments below.
There's a long profile of Radio 1's Greg James in the Guardian this morning - perhaps grooming him for a gig as Radio 1's new breakfast host? (And if so - where would Moyles go? Radio 2's probably not quite right for him, is it?)
In the US, the TED Radio Hour debuted over the weekend on NPR. Another big online brand makes it to the radio waves. (Note: this doesn't really happen over here in the UK, possibly because of the grip that the BBC has on speech radio). Nieman Journalism Lab has a in-depth article on how this new programme got to air, unfortunately illustrated by an old radio. (Would we put pictures of old TVs to illustrate new TV shows? No? Well, then.)
In Melbourne, Radio Today - no, the Aussie version - looks at dents in the ceiling. Do your stations have similar war wounds from great RAJAR surveys?
Wondered where Mike Cass went? He's Assistant Group PD of the Nova Network, working under Paul Jackson, in Sydney. Here's an interview with him.
And is there really a value for radio news? This Australian writer thinks so. Just as relevant for the UK market, this.
And our photo of the day comes from Denver, where we liked this photo of a bloke (who doesn't give his real name) doing the late-night show on KGNU.
Kim Andrew Elliott reports that Sky News Arabia will launch on 6th May.
Print and publishing
David Hepworth points out that the press are "tin-eared" when it came to working out who the new England manager will be.
The Media Blog rather enjoys the Daily Mail's penchant for leaving "Write Caption Here" on their website.
Martin Belam points out that the Newspaper Marketing Agency's website looks a little out of date. Oh, 9 years out of date. If the NMA's reading this: have this code on us.
And the ever-entertaining BitterWallet shows an uncredited newspaper's misplaced ad of the day. Whoops.
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