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The Blagger's Blog 3rd April 2015

A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort


Quote of the week

“I wonder what world you live in.” Ed Miliband, talking to David Cameron live on ITV during the Leader’s Debate last night.

 Weekly High

It might seem like an obvious choice, but realistically our Weekly High on 3rd April 2015 is the fact that this is the first long weekend of the year, and as such many of us can look forward to a further three days off work, so get out there and enjoy.

Weekly Low

Indiana Governor Mike Pence saw his political career come close to the brink this week after the U.S. state passed the ‘religious freedom’ act, which critics have cited as a pro-discrimination bill that targets homosexuals. As a peace offering, the man in question promised to introduce legislature that will clarify the policy does not facilitate discrimination- which doesn’t look good either. Cue a huge backlash from the public, businesses, and other parts of America- such as Seattle- putting a hold on official travel to Indiana in protest. Oh dear.

Stories to keep an eye on

According to research from The Bio Agency, the majority of consumers see digital technology as indispensable when it comes to travel, but most travel brands are failing to serve them properly.
The Telegraph’s editor in chief and chief content officer Jason Seiken has stepped down from his post, marking the latest in a string of high profile departure from the national newspaper.
Haymarket, one of the UK’s largest publishers with magazine brands including FourFourTwo, What Car? and Piston Heads, has announced pre-tax profits of £11million, up from £7.6million losses over the last 18 months.

Just in case you missed it

The Drum has asked media and communications experts to analyse the performance of those involved in last night’s Leader’s Debate on ITV. It makes good reading, take a look here.

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