Links & Readings

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  1. For the history of the press and media in Scotland, see N. Blain and D. Hutchison (eds.) The Media in Scotland (2008); L. Connell ‘The Scottishness of the Scottish press, 1918-39’, in Media, Culture and Society, 25(2) 2003; and F. Douglas Scottish Newspapers, Language and Identity (2009).
  2. On Scottish politics and the media, especially around the 2014 referendum, see I. Macwhirter Democracy in the Dark: The Decline of the Scottish Press and How to Keep the Lights on, Saltire series no. 5 (2014); N. Blain and D. Hutchison (eds.) Scotland’s Referendum and the Media: National and International Perspectives (2016).
  3. On the media in the 21st century, see P. Schlesinger ‘Broadcasting Policy and the Scottish Question’, in T. Gardam and D. Levy (eds) ‘The Price of Plurality: choice, diversity and broadcasting institutions in the digital age (2008); and Schlesinger’s ‘From organizational crisis to multi-platform salvation? Creative destruction and the recomposition of news media’, in Journalism, 16(3) 2015; P. Schlesinger and A. Benchimol ‘Small nations, the press and digital challenge’, in Media, Culture and Society, 37(1), 2015. See also M. Dekavalla ‘Evaluating newspaper performance in the public sphere: press accounts of Westminster elections in Scotland and in England in the early post-devolution period’, in Journalism, 13(3) 2011.