The Blagger's Blog- Cardinal coprophilia, John Pilger returns, Edeka ad 'scandal'

The Blagger’s Blog – a weekly roundup of media news, sans effort

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Quote of the week

“I think the media have to be very clear, very transparent, and not fall into- no offence intended- the sickness of coprophilia, that is, always wanting to cover scandals, covering nasty things, even if they are true.”

God’s man on Earth, Pope Francis, discussing the rise of fake news and the fall of public trust in the media.

Weekly high

The Coming War On China is, amazingly, the 60th film celebrated investigative journalist John Pilger has made for television. Focussed on military sabre rattling by the U.S., and what this means for stability in the Asia-Pacific region, it was broadcast late on Monday night, but is still available to watch here. Considering this has huge implications for the future of business, and says plenty about the modern media, it’s definitely worth watching.

Weekly low

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Stories to keep an eye on

Someone has invented a ‘phone-controlled duvet’, which basically means you can make your bed by using an app. 

Digital giants Facebook, Google, Samsung, HTC and Sony are all collaborating on a new VR push- the Global Virtual Reality Association, in the hope of realising the potential for this industry to be worth $162billion by 2020.

Just in case you missed us

This week we have been busy in the office, not least considering what new efforts by Facebook to kill off fake news mean for the content marketing industry. Meanwhile, we also came up with a list of 7 essential apps all PR and marketing professionals should know about.