The Blagger's Blog 16th October 2015
Your weekly digest of media news and talking points, sans effort
Quote of the week
“We are proud to be a growing UK creative business… …Our success means that we paid £3m in tax last year, 684 times more than Facebook.??? Matthew Freud, owner of PR firm Freud Communications, commenting on Britain’s inability to make every company in the country contribute its fair share to HMRC’s coffers.
In the latest addition to our city’s media community, national broadcaster Channel 4 has opened a brand new ‘northern hub’ at a prestigious King Street address in Manchester, increasing its reach to independent content producers and partners outside the south east.
When will Fox News learn to check the facts? This week Wayne Simmons, the channel’s ‘guest terrorism analyst’, was arrested for apparently lying about his CIA credentials. He claimed to be a spy between 1973 and 2000, using that ‘experience’ to try and access government security clearances and work as a defence contractor. Not really that cool, Simmons.
Stories To Keep An Eye On
Just in case you missed it
This week we’ve been musing over the impending launch of Twitter Moments in Britain, potentially revolutionising storytelling methods on the network.