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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