Richard Walker: This is the attitude towards the media we need if we want to win indyref 2
Following Saturday's Scottish Independence Convention conference in Glasgow, we publish the full text of The National founding editor and former Sunday Herald editor Richard Walker's speech on media strategy for indyref 2
WHEN I started writing this speech I envisaged at least part of it as a plea for understanding of poor misunderstood journalists, under attack from all sides while plying an essentially noble trade.
Survey reveals major fall in number of Scots reading daily newspapers while online news usage surges
Data results suggest that over the last 15 years, a third of people in Scotland have ceased to read daily newspapers.
A SOCIAL ATTITUDES SURVEY, run by ScotCen Social Research, revealed that steady newspaper readership in Scotland has fallen dramatically, while one-third of Scots now check news online every day.
Newspaper sales have falled from 76 per cent in 1999 to 41 per cent in 2014.
Newspaper boss apologises after writers sacked for columns on Islam
Columnist wrote about fear of "friendly Muslim shopkeepers" marching "behind the radicals"
THE boss of a popular Highland newspaper has apologised for the handling of events which saw two columnists sacked and another walk out after articles discussing the potential for "Islamic dominance in Britain".
The controversy started when the Free Press columnist Donald Macleod wrote an article discussing the growth of Islam in the UK, which former Labour minister and founding editor of the paper Brian Wilson later defended in his own column.
The Scottish Sun says vote SNP but sister paper says vote Tory "to stop SNP"
Tabloid puts out mixed messages on its different version ahead of the election
THE SUN and the Scottish Sun have endorsed different parties for the upcoming election on 7 May.
While the Scottish edition has backed the SNP, its London-based version urged people to vote Conservative to "stop the SNP running the country".
The tabloids are the biggest selling daily newspapers in both Scotland and England.
The Scottish edition called Nicola Sturgeon the "star" of the campaign and praised her as a "phenomenon who inspires people".
Newsnet Scotland: Ayrshire press: Beauty and the Post
Professor John Robertson turns his attention to the local press
THE part played by local, often weekly, press, in informing local populations in the run-up to elections is less well-studied by academics than are TV and Radio news or the national press.
Yet, a local newspaper like the Ayrshire Post has a readership, in the Ayr Carrick and Cumnock constituency and part of Central Ayrshire, far exceeding that of most other newspapers and challenging closely, in that area, that of the Scottish Sun and the Daily Record.
Fraser Stewart: From Nicola Sturgeon's cleavage to evil SNP councillors, we just keep giving in to the tabloids
CommonSpace columnist Fraser Stewart says recent sensationalist tabloid press coverage of matters SNP don't tell us anything new about the standards of some titles, but asks why people keep giving in regardless
THIS WEEK has been nothing short of a machine-gunning for the general public at the meat-hooks of the tabloid press. Between photos of Nicola Sturgeon demolishing the country to, well, illustrations of Nicola Sturgeon's cleavage, it's safe to say the agenda is clear; no SNP, not now, not ever.
Wings Over Scotland: The Record's revenge
By Rev. Stuart Campbell, Wings Over Scotland editor
YOU can never accuse the Scottish media of being knowingly underhysterical.
Tonight the Daily Record snuck out its semi-apology for telling the Scottish people the biggest lie we've seen on the front page of a newspaper since its parent the Mirror published fake pictures of soldiers urinating on Iraqi prisoners.
Donald Trump backs Scottish newspapers business campaign
Controversial billionaire joins media campaign
MAINSTREAM Scottish newspapers have turned to Donald Trump to help advertise the strength of journalism's relationship with business.
The Scottish Newspaper Society (SNS) launched a campaign with business supporters to showcase the importance of the media "in the commercial strategies of organisations of all shapes and sizes".