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Possible models of local news provision by radio in Scotland: A mixed-methods study

Kocic, Aleksandar; Milicev, Jelena


Jelena Milicev


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.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 12, 2018
Online Publication Date Jun 1, 2019
Publication Date Jun 1, 2019
Deposit Date Mar 26, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jun 2, 2020
Journal Journal of Digital Media & Policy
Print ISSN 2040-4182
Electronic ISSN 2040-4190
Publisher Intellect
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 2
Pages 183-201
Keywords local; radio; public; service; news; regulation; Scotland, commercial; community, BBC
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Contract Date Mar 26, 2019


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