Democracy in the Dark:
The Decline of the Scottish Press and How to Keep the Lights On
Saltire Series No.5
Iain Macwhirter has written the fifth Saltire Series Pamphlet Democracy in the Dark: The Decline of the Scottish Press and How to Keep the Lights on. In this 2 part pamphlet Iain MacWhirter discusses the theme of the Scottish print press and its viability in the digital age as well as giving his own views of the print media and how the referendum has been covered.
Iain Macwhirter is the political commentator for the Herald and the Sunday Herald, an author and documentary film and radio presenter and former Rector of Edinburgh University. He has worked at both the UK Parliament and Scottish Parliament, presenting the BBC2programmes "Westminster Live", "Scrutiny", and from 1999 the BBC TV "Holyrood Live" programme from the Scottish Parliament. In 2013 he published Road to Referendum which accompanied a major new three-part television series - Road to Referendum - on STV and ITV.
The Saltire Series
The Saltire Series offers provocations from individuals to spark fresh thinking, to ignite debate and challenge our orthodoxies in today’s Scotland. Acclaimed Scottish writer and artist Alasdair Gray, who won the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year for Lanark in 1982, has designed a unique piece of art for the Saltire Series pamphlets which will be printed on the front of each piece.
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