The Common Weal Policy Podcast – Episode #102

date: 06/10/2021

Episode 102 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week, Craig talks to David Patrick, author of recently published book Front-Page Scotland which looks at how stories about Scottish independence were reported in the newspapers throughout the 2014 independence referendum campaign. They discuss how the framing of stories on topics such as economics depended largely on whether the points favoured one side of the campaign or the other, which topics were given a disproportionate amount of time in coverage and which people and personalities saw more coverage than others. Finally, they discuss lessons to be learned from the last campaign that could be applied now such as how activists can better examine news stories to assess if the issues are being reported fairly.

More information about the book can be found on the publisher’s page here.

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“Hiding Your Reality” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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