The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #326: March 10, 2008

Content summary: Discussion: should ‘off the record’ be respected by journalists?; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Lee Hopkins reports from a social media event in Sydney; be careful with your email password online; Southwest Airlines goes on a PR offensive; when an interview descends into chaos and the audience takes over; eBay hires a blogger; listeners’ comments discussion; news about Thursday’s show; Neville speaking at EuroBlog 2008 in Brussels this week; music from City and Colour; and more.

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Show notes for March 10, 2008

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So, until Thursday March 13…

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

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.

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