Hello and happy Tuesday.
There’s been a lot of chat about Facebook over the last few weeks; below are some interesting morsels including the back story to the Zuckerberg manifesto and a chart that shows you how it really makes money. Also, a tribute to Hans Rosling, reminder about Mobile World Congress (or rather the fascinating 4YFN), look at how voice is coming to UK TV screens and of course an overview of what journalists are looking for at the moment.
If any of the below are you, do get in touch.
Have a great week!
(amanda at alpr.co.uk)
WHAT JOURNALISTS ARE LOOKING FOR:
The Sun - on the hunt for comment on fitness trackers (there’s been a bit of a backlash against their effectiveness). The article will be on the potential limitations of sports trackers/apps - not necessarily rubbishing them. They’re not after PTs, more doctors, uni profs, sports psychologists. NB, this will be a balanced piece. DEADLINE TODAY!
MOD (Ministry of Defence) defence contracts bulletin - urgently looking for cyber security expert, who can talk about defence industry matters. DEADLINE TODAY!
Glamour magazine (UK) - Urgently looking for a young woman (preferably in her 20s or 30s to reflect readership) who made some money by investing in stocks/ shares. The money she made or the amount she invested doesn’t have to be sizeable at all - it could just be £5 per month for a small return. Just after a simple success story. Deadline tomorrow morning, 22nd Feb.
Management Today - Working on an article on how to have a healthy relationship with your co-founder - how to avoid falling out, resolves disputes, avoid treading on each others’ toes etc. Have you got any advice or life experience? Deadline 22nd Feb.
Economia - Looking for UK and international experts on the ECONOMIC impact of global migration, who can comment (with examples) on the following: 1) economic impact of migration on a country’s labour force, GDP, productivity, employment and wages; 2) how private sector companies can help improve integration; 3) how the private sector can benefit and profit from migration (new customer segments and new labour); 4) but: are they stripping skills from countries that will need them to rebuild and leaving behind those who aren’t useful? 5) how the private sector can apply business capabilities to help in responding to migrant / refugee crises. Deadline 28th Feb.
IT Pro - working on an in-depth feature about how businesses are using digital health technologies and analytics to boost productivity and employee health and need to speak with companies who can demonstrate examples. Deadline: 28th Feb.