An invitation from Media Digest

With mild allowances here and there for holidays and hangovers, Media Digest has been published every week since we launched over five years ago. Which has to be a jolly good excuse for a party in a pub. As many will be aware, in Fleet Street, spiritual home to journalists the world over, it is customary to celebrate anything and everything with an elbow inclined to 90 degrees from the perpendicular.

Media Digest’s prime purpose is to protect our readers from the tsunami of information that overflows your desks and inboxes. We aim to keep you up-to-speed with journalism, PR and marketing communications and each week we swiftly cover goings on across the media sector.

Because we keep an eye on the clever digital stuff that lies behind our content, we know that earlier this year overtook the pdf weekly newsletter in terms of popularity and readership. The trend has continued which means that it is now time to become a web-only publication. And that is what Media Digest will be from the first issue in January 2011.

Now, about that party: we shall host an open house upstairs at the Old Mitre in Hatton Garden from noon on Thursday 20th January. The deal is that I’ll buy the beer (or any honest libation – i.e. nothing with a wee umbrella in it); if you want food with your ale, buy some.

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This is John Blauth’s editorial, which features in every issue of Media Digest. John Blauth is the big boss of Immediate Network, which publishes Media Digest.




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(Source: POLIS)


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