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THE apolitical podcast this week meets Carolyn Scott, presenter and producer on popular Scottish politics broadcast offering NewsShaft.
Topics discussed include:
– Her introduction to political activism;
– Whether she has ambitions of a career in politics;
– The genesis of News Scotland CIC;
– The strengths of developing ‘new media’ sources in Scotland;
– The benefits and drawbacks of online-only media;
– Why News Scotland didn’t eventually launch a Scottish digital TV channel;
– What ‘new media’ offers that traditional media doesn’t;
– Sustainable funding models for ‘new media’;
– NewsShaft and other News Scotland CIC projects;
– Her approach to issue-based politics and whether causes are being overwhelmed by the independence movement;
– The case for electoral reform at Westminster; and
– Her assessment of the future for ‘new media’ and News Scotland CIC.
Picture courtesy of News Scotland CIC