Media Diary: Making a meal of new media
Monday 11 April 2011
In the British Airways magazine High Life, the prolific wordsmith Jonathan Margolis, a childhood radio ham, opines on the future of social media. "Am I the only one who sees Facebook and Twitter as the new ham radio?" he asks, before contradicting the thinking of Mark Zuckerberg by adding: "I think email dying is as likely as typewriters making a comeback."
Boaden feels budget squeeze
With BBC News budgets under pressure from global events, its director, Helen Boaden, will give a keynote speech tomorrow at the VLV conference in London.
Hot hacks don't amuse BBC boss
The BBC's chief operating officer Caroline Thomson last week chose to deliver news of plans for reducing the corporation's property portfolio by means of a conference call to journalists around Britain.
As the hacks waited impatiently for their briefing to begin, some national correspondents began joshing that they had been trying to contact a sex chat phone line and described their perspiration and state of undress. The prim Thomson (above), who was already present and quietly listening in, was deeply unimpressed.
Russell Brand accuses FOX News anchor Sean Hannity of terrorism after aggressive Israel-Gaza debate
Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness – including don’t try to convert other people
Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
Justin Bieber posts Instagram photo of Orlando Bloom crying after Ibiza fight 'over Miranda Kerr'
Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 2 Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness – including don’t try to convert other people
- 3 Arturo Vidal to Manchester United: Midfielder set to force through move to Louis van Gaal's Red Devils - reports
- 4 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
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