Apolitical: Interview with Carolyn Scott from NewsShaft

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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.

Click here to listen to the podcast on the apolitical website.

Picture courtesy of News Scotland CIC