Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Let Me Bore You About the Scottish Independence Referendum

Media attention to academics is generally prompted by events.  In my case, the signing of the agreement - between the UK and Scottish Governments - on the independence referendum to take place in Scotland in 2014 (here) prompted a brief flurry of media work for me.  My party trick is to turn something that might look exciting into something rather dull, simply by talking about if for a few seconds before they cut me off:

Here is how to dull-up the referendum for Australians (at the end) - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-10-16/scots-granted-vote-for-independence/4315980

A bit more exciting, but less informative, in USA Today - http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2012/10/15/scotland-may-be-free-at-last/1634559/

They are also talking about it in Holland, but the article is difficult to get without learning Dutch and signing up for online access
 - http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/article/search.do?language=nl&navigationItemId=2#

TO VIMA (a Sunday paper in Greece) - http://www.tovima.gr/world/article/?aid=480292

Radio 4Today show - http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9759000/9759767.stm

The National - http://www.thenational.ae/news/world/europe/clamour-for-independence-grows-in-a-crisis-hit-europe#full

Sadly, I got more media attention by being the father of someone stuck in New York during Hurricane Sandy.  I would have been on TV for longer, but could not manage to look worried enough.




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