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The Blagger's Blog – Leeds mud, Dog Day, when Nige met Don, EU might make news pay

A weekly roundup of media news, sans effort

Quote of the week

“I think people expect mud at festivals, I think you’d be asking for your money back if you didn’t get it.”

We’re not sure we agree with Manchester legend Peter Hook, but his words sprang to mind today as reports came in from the mud bath that is currently Leeds 2016.

Weekly high

Yes, yes, yes, and again yes. Most people know about our insane love for animals- hence the whole Pet PR specialist side of the business. As such you’ll be unsurprised to know that for us this week is all about today- National Dog Day! Rarely have three words sounded so sweet, and we’ve found the perfect video to celebrate with. Frank, potentially the World’s Happiest Dog. Look at his little self.

Weekly low


We’re not 100% sure who on Team Trump thought it would be a good idea to get Nigel Farage over to give a speech, but clearly that person has not been doing their homework about his perception in the UK- whether you wanted out or to stay in the EU, his departure immediately after the referendum doesn’t exactly say ‘committed to the cause’. Or any cause, for that matter.

Stories to keep an eye on

If new EU proposals are brought into effect, Google, Facebook and other disruptive platforms could have to pay online news publishers.

To mark 100 years of the US National Park Service, Google is offering people 360-degree virtual tours.

The BBC is producing a parody comedy about Nigel Farage’s attempts to keep busy following his retirement from politics.

Just in case you missed us

This week we’ve listed 4 social media tools you’ll wish you knew about sooner, and considered what it means when 46% of newspaper revenue has already been lost to the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Google.

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