Nuts closes, so where next for lads mags?

Nuts-Magazine With news this week that ‘lads’ magazine Nuts is set to close, anyone working in public relations, media or marketing is likely to be thinking one thing. Namely whether or not there is still a sector left in this end of the publishing game at all. The magazine lost 1/3 of its circulation (year on year) in the second half...

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The finest short-form video news sites (and where to find them)

Unknown In September 2013 the BBC asked a very simple question; can micro video change how we communicate? Skipping forward to today it seems the jury has reached its verdict, and the answer is ‘yes’. Of course the definition of ‘micro-video’ is loose. In the eyes of Smoking Gun’s staff this applies to any footage that doesn’t fit the usual broadcast...

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The Blagger’s Blog 14th March 2014

Video thumbnail for youtube video The Blagger's Blog 14th March 2014 - Smoking Gun A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort  

Thought for the Week

“Journalism is not a crime and these three activists should be released immediately… … Their detention shows the disturbing lengths the authorities are willing to go to control the message during the National People’s Congress.” William Nee, China researcher at Amnesty International, in a...

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The Blagger’s Blog 7th March 2014

Video thumbnail for youtube video The Blagger's Blog 7th March 2014 - Smoking Gun  A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort  

Thought for the Week

“”I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government that whitewashes the actions of Putin. I’m proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth, and that is why, after this newscast, I’m resigning.” Russia Today...

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The Blagger’s Blog 24th January 2014

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Thought for the Week

“Immediately find and remove the foreign media report “China’s Secret Offshore Tax Havens” and related content. Interactive platforms must strictly check [users]. Related images and accusatory comments about leaders and the system [of government] must be deleted without exception,” Instructions issued by the...

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