Research Output

Possible models of local news provision by radio in Scotland – a mixed methods study

  Scotland does not have any public service radio on a local level, except for a few bulletins or programmes offered by BBC Radio Scotland on an opt-out basis. Scottish commercial radio stations do cover local issues but within brief hourly news bulletins, without any in-depth coverage, while community radio by and large lacks resources for any news coverage of its own. Through a review of the existing literature on the role of media in democracy, and in particular the role of local radio, interviews with stakeholders and experts and history, and focus groups with ordinary people, the present study formulates several possible solutions for future local news provision by radio in Scotland.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    12 December 2018

  • Publication Status:

    Accepted

  • ISSN:

    2040-4182

  • Library of Congress:

    PN4731 Journalism

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    070 News media, journalism & publishing

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

Kocic, A., & Milicev, J. (in press). Possible models of local news provision by radio in Scotland – a mixed methods study. Journal of Digital Media & Policy,

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Keywords

local; radio; public; service; news; regulation

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