The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #410: January 1, 2009

Content summary: Happy New Year and Speedy Alka-Seltzer; four years of FIR on Jan 3; vote for FIR at Podcast Alley; yesterday’s podcast panel on Talkshoe; the demise of Podango; Dan York reports from New Hampshire; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: Demotix reinvents the newswire with UGC, Israel’s social media assault, 10 reasons why journalism schools should get rid of PR, Consumers Union to buy Gawker blog “Consumerist”; listeners’ comments discussion; music from Grace Potter and the Nocturnals; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for January 1, 2009: A 62-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday January 5…

(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)

About Neville Hobson

Entrepreneurial business communicator with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Co-host of the weekly business podcast For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report. Also an occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.