John Humphrys on Twitter, TV and why 'sitting down is the new smoking'

The Today presenter spurns social media, could live without television ‘except Mastermind’ but does read books on a iPad (albeit balanced on a lectern)It will come as no surprise to his millions of devoted listeners that the veteran BBC broadcaster John Humphrys despises Twitter, doesn’t do Facebook, finds “almost nothing” worth watching on television and likes to read at a Victorian lectern. What is shocking, however, is the revelation that balanced on the lectern he keeps not a leather bound tome but his iPad – containing not the complete works of Trollope, but an advance copy of Matthew Blakstad’s internet paranoia novel, Sockpuppet. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Day Like Today by John Humphrys review – 'I like arguing'

The combative broadcaster’s memoir mixes engaging snapshots of his early career with some score-settling and a robust defence of his interviewing styleJohn Humphrys is the first to admit he doesn’t deal well with authority. He inherited it from his father, who refused to use the service entrance... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-10-10 06:30:10 UTC ]
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Rows, bloopers and scoops: John Humphrys’ 32 years at Today

The veteran presenter, feared and respected by all sides, is hanging up his mic. We look at his career highs and lowsFor good or ill, after 32 years serving on the frontline of radio news presentation for the Today programme, John Humphrys has become an emblem of BBC journalism. One of the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-09-14 16:45:01 UTC ]
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Twitter plans to shut down SnappyTV in favor of new TV-clipping tool

SnappyTV allows publishers to share TV clips across Twitter, Facebook and other platforms. Twitter is replacing it with a tool that only works for Twitter. The post Twitter plans to shut down SnappyTV in favor of new TV-clipping tool appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Infographic: How Twitter Is Reshaping the TV Landscape

TV lovers who tweet can have real-time and potentially very profitable benefits for shows and advertisers, according to newly updated research from Twitter. The TVxTwitter Playbook features research from Twitter compiled using its own internal data as well as data from Nielsen and others.  ... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Trump watches TV. Trump stars on TV. Trump is TV.

Review of 'Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America' by James Poniewozik Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-09-12 17:00:17 UTC ]
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Trump watches TV. Trump stars on TV. Trump is TV.

Review of 'Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America' by James Poniewozik Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-09-12 05:00:17 UTC ]
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Lion TV snaps up Raffi Berg's debut for TV

Lion TV have acquired the option to develop BBC Middle East editor Raffi Berg's debut Red Sea Spies: The True Story of Mossad's Fake Diving Resort as a television documentary. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-29 01:06:38 UTC ]
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How Twitter Is Cleaning Up Twitter—for Publishers

In case you haven't heard, there's a crisis of trust in media. Fake news issues aside, publishers are angry with and distrustful of tech platforms for making major changes that upended the entire digital media industry. Big tech platforms promised publishers reach and scale in exchange for... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Blake and Rosie Virgo leave John Blake Publishing

Founder John Blake and m.d. Rosie Virgo are stepping down from their roles at John Blake Publishing.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Twitter has a fix for its news problem—make a new Twitter!

Last week, Facebook waffled yet again about which #content people want to see on Facebook. Cue the launch of a new feature that lets publishers label one breaking news story a day. With Facebook experimenting with breaking news, it seems only fitting that Twitter would do the same. The company... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2018-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Defenders is most ambitious TV project ever, says Marvel's head of TV

Netflix show is newest in ever-expanding Marvel universe and brings together Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil and Iron FistThe recent hold of caped crusaders over cinema has been unavoidable, but now a new Netflix show aims to push the boundaries of the superhero genre on television.The... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-08-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Virgo memoir to John Blake Publishing

Snooker player John Virgo of BBC "Big Break" fame is publishing his memoir with John Blake Publishing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Smith adds York St John to its Aspire scheme

John Smith & Sons Group has done a new deal with York St John University for its Aspire Bursary Management scheme. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The TV news where you are is not the TV news where we are...

Thank you, thank you, to commenter DialMforMurdo for pointing to this brilliantly funny deconstruction of what follows, and precedes, that moment when BBC's News At Ten's presenters say: "Now here's the news where you are."Sit back and enjoy this three-minute skit by James Robertson, novelist,... Continue reading at The Guardian

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TV Choice sales hit five-year high as it benefits from closure of TV Pick

Listings magazine, which is the most popular paid-for title in UK, reported an average weekly sale of 1,374,813TV Choice has increased sales to a five-year high of almost 1.4 million, the biggest beneficiary among listings magazines from the demise of Richard Desmond's short-lived TV Pick.H... Continue reading at The Guardian

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The Chernin Group's Billy Parks Imagines Reality TV, Without TV

This past summer media and entertainment company The Chernin Group (founded by former News Corp. president and COO Peter Chernin) released a digital reality series that took the notion of digital media and ran with it.Mr. Parks: The first thing I did was call all my favorite smartest people... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2013-10-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Boxer Crouch's memoir optioned for TV by 'Gentleman Jack' team

Suranne Jones will produce and star in an adaptation of five-time boxing champion Jane Crouch’s memoir The Final Round (Pitch). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-13 13:45:31 UTC ]
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Janice Hadlow's début optioned by Bad Wolf for TV

Janice Hadlow's début novel, The Other Bennet Sister, has been optioned for TV by Bad Wolf. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-12 22:44:25 UTC ]
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John le Carré awarded $100,000 Olof Palme Prize

John le Carré has been awarded the $100,000 Olof Palme Prize, an honour awarded to outstanding achievement in the spirit of assassinated Swedish politician Olof Palme.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-09 18:12:09 UTC ]
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