Podcast: Democracy, the media and Scotland, with journalists Layla-Roxanne Hill and Adam Ramsay


CommonSpace reporter Sean Bell traps journalists Layla-Roxanne Hill and Adam Ramsay in a cupboard at the Democracy21 conference

COMMONSPACE sat down with the Ferret’s Layla-Roxanne Hill and OpenDemocracy UK’s Adam Ramsay in the finest room the Glasgow Marriott had to offer during the recent Democracy 21 conference. Issues discussed on the podcast include:

– OpenDemocracy’s investigation into the dark money behind the Brexit vote

– SCL, the mercenary firm behind Cambridge Analytica

– How neoliberalism allows capitalism to eat away at democratic institutions

– Defending journalism while also envisaging alternative models

– Representation and power in the media

– What lies ahead for new media in Scotland

Pictures courtesy of Adam Ramsay and Layla-Roxanne Hill