#CommonDebate: How can a #ScottishSix help improve Scotland’s media problems?

Maxine Blane

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.


Others felt that the possibility of a more international, outward-looking Scottish news presented by the Scottish Six was worthy of investigation.

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.

Others felt that focusing on a Scottish Six was a distraction from other issues.

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.

One tweeter raised the point that he was unlikely to watch a Scottish Six or current available news formats regardless.

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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