Episode 8 - Wikileaks, n0tice, Sun on Sunday reaction

On this week’s Media Mouthwash we give our early reaction to the new Wikileaks release. Hacker collective Anonymous handed over to Assange & co. millions of emails from the private intelligence agency Stratfor. Is this a big deal or is it as the Atlantic suggests, a damp squib? 

The Sun on Sunday came out on Sunday and sold 3.2 million copies instantly becoming the top Sunday paper. Was it a return to the barnstorming journalism of the News of the World? Well, no, not exactly.

Daniel tootled off to the Digital Editors’ Network meeting held at Salford Quays and caught up with Sarah Hartley of Guardian Media project n0tice. Keen observers may already know about the hyperlocal noteiceboard website but we find out n0tice’s plans for expansion and what we can expect from the service going forward.

And finally, unofficial Tsar of Storify, Joseph Stashko runs us through their new app for iPad in App of the Week.

Stay fresh. 

Episode 7 - Anthony DeRosa, FOI and shhhh! (the sun on sunday)

The Sun on Sunday was announced this week and we try our best not to talk about it. But we fail and talk about it a lot. Daniel attempts an impression of Rupert Murdoch biographer Michael Wolff but Joseph doesn’t allow it, so here’s the man himself gaffing it up.

Anthony DeRosa was working away in the financial products team at Reuters until he was bitten by a Tumblr shaped radioactive spider and became Social-Media-Editor-Man. We find out how. (thanks TWiT)

The Freedom of Information Act, it may sound dull, we may make it sound even duller but it’s important and under threat.  

And finally as Joseph hands over App of the Week to Daniel he chooses Software Data Cable. Crap name, great app. 

Footnote: Here’s that riveting read on Freedom of Information Act and local government.