Is TV news finished?

The ‘digital disruption’ is hitting television news audiences, especially among the young. As we in Scotland consider the case for more Scottish-produced news output, broadcasters are fighting to stay in the race. Perhaps TV journalism is heading the same way as that of print: to the knacker’s yard?

A new democratic settlement for Scotland

The SNP’s 2016 election manifesto commits to a new wave of decentralising power in Scotland. But is that likely from a party that is now or on the verge of becoming the predominant one in Scotland – in semi-perpetuity? A real debate on devolving power and controlling an oligarchic executive should start now.