Breaking the news? Time for BBC journos to ditch Twitter and focus on piecing news back together
Journalist Alasdair Clark argues reporters breaking news on social media should hold themselves to the same standards of accuracy as they would reporting elsewhere
IN A RELATIVELY short election the political press has found itself at the very heart of the story, perhaps quite literally breaking the news in the process. Is it not time for journalists to ditch social media?
Report: Over £1.4 billion spent by Scottish Government on support for low-income households
While opposition parties called on the Scottish Government to be bolder on tackling poverty, Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell reiterated that over £100 million has been spent mitigating UK Government welfare policies
Analysis: Voter registration spike could make election unpredictable
With potentially millions of new voters entering the electoral system, traditional political punditry may struggle to predict the election
IN THE PERIOD between the General Election’s announcement on 29 October and the registration deadline on midnight, 26 November, over 3 million people have registered to vote.
Similar to 2017, the biggest increase was in voters under 34, who accounted for 68 per cent of all registrations. Overall, this election period saw a 38 per cent increase in registrations compared to 2017.