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.
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
Aylan Kurdi: Canadian immigration minister suspends election campaign to investigate why 'Syrian family's refugee application was refused'
'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 1 What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible
- 2 President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 4 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 5 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
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