Spray & Pray

Good morning. It’s Monday 18th March 2024.

Monday: Vladimir Putin marks 10th anniversary of Crimea annexation

Elon Musk interview with Don Lemon airs

Tuesday: Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford submits his official resignation to the King 

Wednesday: ONS publishes the latest data on inflation

Thursday: Annual stats on UK poverty (Households Below Average Income)

Friday: Peter Five Eight film starring Kevin Spacey released

Saturday: WWF Earth Hour

Slovakia presidential election 

Sunday: Four years ago: UK’s first coronavirus lockdown took effect

“I am delighted to be joining a programme that occupies such a unique space in British life”

Widely expected, but now official, Emma Barnett moves from Woman’s Hour to Today, replacing Martha Kearney.


From The Why to The Where

Part 1 of Year Of The Expert is now complete, and highlights from our 8 audio diaries exploring why experts should engage with the media have merged to form a 25 minute podcast.

Part 2 of the series investigates where experts should focus their efforts. Chapter 1, Spray and Pray is a 3 minute introduction, now available.


“Semafor’s subjective, dynamic ranking of the elections you should be paying attention to right now — based on their urgency, their importance, and their connection to the great political forces shaping our world.”

This is a brilliant resource…


The Media Show on BBC Sounds discusses the controversial photo of the Princess of Wales and her children released by Kensington Palace which was removed from circulation by photo agencies due to concerns it had been inappropriately edited.

Phil Chetwynd, Global News Director at AFP makes some particularly interesting observations.



White South Africans backed an overwhelming mandate for political reforms to end apartheid on this day in 1992.

Highs today of 12 degrees in Brighton and 15 in Milton Keynes.

Just time for the obligatory dog photo…

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