Hope you’ve all been enjoying the Olympic coverage – let’s continue to hold up our colleagues and other media professionals working on the games in prayer. Let’s also be praying for the athletes and for opportunities to see Jesus’ name exalted.
Here’s a selection of interesting media from/ about or inspired by the Olympics:
-London 2012 – how the world's newspapers covered the Olympics opening ceremony. Read the Guardian article here
-Pastor and homeless charity CEO Pete Cunningham was an official Olympic 2012 torchbearer. He talks about what it meant to be part of the Games, and why he has a heart to house the homeless. Watch here on Premier’s website.
-The role of sport in faith – watch 4Thought TV’s clips here
-Check out these Olympian’s prayers here
-The Bible Society are making bibles available to athletes. Read more here
-Organisers hail success of Olympic Praise Bus. Read more here
EDF awards London and the South Media Awards
The deadline to enter the awards has been extended by three weeks. For more info and to apply click here
New broadcaster for Pause For Thought
BBC Radio 2, in association with The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, The Cambridge Coexist Programme and TBI Media, announces the launch of a ‘Talent Search’ for a new presenter on matters of faith. Radio 2 is giving the successful person the opportunity to present five ‘Pause for Thought’ broadcasts in the Vanessa Feltz’s Show.
If you can be available to attend The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival from Friday 5th – Sunday 7th October 2012 then you can find out more details and apply here All submissions must be received before Sunday 12th August.
What would Jesus Tweet?
There aren’t many of us who are uninitiated in the Twittersphere but if you are or know anyone who is, this practical guide to Tweeting might help. Read it here
Meet… author Vicky Walker
Vicky has worked in fashion PR, buying, design, events management, charity and communications. She’s also a writer and has released her first book Do I have to be good all the time? Read her interview here
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