Updated on January 2, 2009
Content summary: Happy New Year and Speedy Alka-Seltzer; four years of FIR on Jan 3; vote for FIR at Podcast Alley; yesterdayâ€™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, Israelâ€™s social media assault, 10 reasons why journalism schools should get rid of PR, Consumers Union to buy Gawker blog â€œConsumeristâ€; listenersâ€™ 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.)