James Cridland is Managing Director of media.info, and an Australia-based radio futurologist. He is a consultant, writer and public speaker who concentrates on the effect that new platforms and technology are having on the radio business. Find out more or subscribe at http://james.cridland.nets
James Cridland sends us his weekly links from Australia this week — and presumably from Australia for many weeks to come. The radio futurologist has relocated himself, his family, and his business to that continent. Congratulations to James on the start of a new phase! He sends this note:
“A shorter than normal newsletter this week. You try moving your entire family round the world and be able to still catch up with interesting things around radio. Back to relative normality next week, though.”
- Worth a watch: Iain Lee and Katherine Boyle at Next Radio – the enthusiasm and excitement BBC Local Radio needs.
- Iain Lee leaves BBC show after calling anti-gay Christian guest ‘bigoted’ – worth reading for the reaction in the comments
- Meanwhile – BBC Local Radio producer needing show-prep? Here’s enough for your entire beige boring breakfast show tomorrow. (wink)
- Social Media Rumours About The Paris Attacks That You Shouldn’t Believe – and why there’s still a place for authored journalism
- Martin Belam: “5 things I think journalism students need to know about technology” – some interesting thoughts. Not entirely sure I agree with all; but perhaps nearly all.
- Interesting detail on Google Podcasts from Adam Bowie, including confirmation of my hunch: Google will host them.
- It’s a good job I am not an rdio futurologist.
- Beware of ads that use inaudible sound to link your phone, TV, tablet, and PC – and radio, presumably. Fascinating.
- After KPOO and Jiz FM, Paige Nienaber tells me about KOME. Sniggering schoolchildren should read this, particularly the third paragraph.
- Trevor Long leaving SBS – good bloke, and good luck. Interesting thoughts on radio’s future in this interview.