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.

It was prompted by the redundancy notices handed out last week to staff at The Herald group of newspapers.

Listen to it, here.

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