The State of the Scottish Newspaper Industry – Some Opening Remarks

The future of the Scottish newspaper industry was the subject of a summit called by the Scottish Government minister, Jim Mather. Held at Glasgow Caledonian University, it was launched with an opening address by DAVID HUTCHISON, a research fellow in media policy…..

I am a little hesitant in this gathering as an academic rather than a media person. Indeed, along with my co-editor and the contributors to a book on the media in Scotland, I was recently castigated by a distinguished columnist on the grounds than none of us were carpenters, and one really needs to be a carpenter to talk about joinery. We did have a couple of politicians who have been/are journalists but the accusation remained.

And there is something in it of course, but what people