Kirkpatrick sets out bright future for print

THE future is bright for print journalism, but only if newspapers change the way they operate – according to a former editor of The Scotsman’s website.

Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland about the future of the Scottish newspaper industry, Stewart Kirkpatrick said: “People are consuming more news than they ever have done, they are just choosing to do it online…

“Whoever can come up with a way of reinventing print to make it worth buying once again will make a fortune.”

Kirkpatrick was taking part in a debate hosted by BBC Radio Scotland’s Radio Cafe programme, which also featured regular contributor to, Brian McNair.