The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #165: August 21, 2006

Content summary: Terry Fallis of Thornley-Fallis is guest co-host while Neville’s in New York. One-minute news items include a look at a Canadian Internet usage survey, NOAA’s new presence in Second Life, ESPN’s decision to work with a Canadian interview expert to train its reporters, and a working group established to create a specification for a new-media news release. We also talk about the evolution of media training and how to address the consequences when social media spreads a political misstep. Also, a report from Eric Schwartzman, listeners’ comments, the music, and more.

Show notes for August 21, 2006

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So, until Thursday, August 24…

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Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.