Today via Twitter and Facebook we asked for your responses to our #CommonDebate feature
AS part of Scotland’s new media, what you think about the news is a top priority for CommonSpace – we want to know how you feel about major news stories, and what events you think should be getting attention.
Your views on news issues are incredibly important to us, and we want you to be involved every step of the way. Whenever there’s a big question or issue drawing public attention, we’ll use the #CommonDebate hashtag to make sure your voice is heard.
Today’s #CommonDebate question was: 'How do you think a Scottish Six could help improve on Scotland's media problems?’
We had a lot of great responses today. However, our Facebook responder didn’t feel that a Scottish Six would make a noticeable difference.
While those on twitter felt that a Scottish Six would need to foreground journalistic integrity to be successful.
@TheCommonSpace it wouldn't. All news has an agenda, journalists have forgotten what impartial means
— Frankie T (@FTervit) August 3, 2016
@TheCommonSpace Only if it had an independent, non partisan editorial and journalists who lived up to the billing. Otherwise it's same old..
— George Paterson (@gfpaterson) August 3, 2016
Others felt that the possibility of a more international, outward-looking Scottish news presented by the Scottish Six was worthy of investigation.
— HenryKMcCoy (@HenryKMcCoy) August 3, 2016
@TheCommonSpace It would need to be far more neutral than currently available. Also like to see more European focus.
— Melissa Iacone (@meljomur) August 3, 2016
Social commentator and The National columnist Vonny Moyes felt that a wider look at how media operates was needed to improve Scotland’s media problems, but some felt that the current format did not need to be altered.
@TheCommonSpace honestly? It's not panacea. We need to address media in the round. More foreign correspondence. Looking outwards too.
— Vonny Moyes (@vonny_bravo) August 3, 2016
— Brian McRoberts (@Brimcrob) August 3, 2016
Others felt that focusing on a Scottish Six was a distraction from other issues.
@TheCommonSpace it's a pointless distraction from governing which this executive is prone to. UK wide followed by Scottish news is fine.
— Ye Olde Nicholas (@nickysmithers) August 3, 2016
Several concerns were raised, including whether Scotland should have a state broadcaster at all, or whether a Scottish Six would be too focused on news from the central belt.
— Hannah (@HannahWilso) August 3, 2016
It will turn into a Glasgow or Edinburgh Six https://t.co/g5bcHcd4Bc
— BoilTheBell (@lost_mccynic) August 3, 2016
One tweeter raised the point that he was unlikely to watch a Scottish Six or current available news formats regardless.
@TheCommonSpace Can't get myself vexxed one way or the other. Like other 6pm news bulletins, I probably won't watch it.
— Simon William Cree (@piratesprogress) August 3, 2016
@TheCommonSpace it should have a section called "Jackie Bird's People" about old men feeding ducks n that.
— patrick (@GoonObservatory) August 3, 2016
Finally, one humourous comment highlighted a distinct lack of duck-feeding in current reporting.
We’d like to thank everyone who responded, and encourage you all to get involved in our next #CommonDebate on Twitter or Facebook, or even tell us what you think about today’s question in the comments below.
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