Content summary: FIR listener survey coming soon; FIR promo: free tickets to Social Media Marketing & Monitoring 2011 conference in San Francisco on May 23; our best wishes to CC Chapman as he recovers from surgery; listener comments discussion; Ragan promo; News That Fits: PR industry fills vacuum left by shrinking newsrooms, how Twitter lets people but not the media flout super-injunctions, special report from Bob LeDrew about Canadian blogger Derek K. Miller who died last week, the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop, UK journalists’ tweets to be regulated, Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on the country’s election and more, it’s time to pay attention to social gaming aka "gamification", Pollstream promo, the media in Slovakia goes behind a paywall, Dan York reports on Twitter and RSS and more; music by Max Min; and more.
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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for May 9, 2011: A 76-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.
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So, until Monday May 16…
(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)