Watch David Harron(BBC Scotland) chair a panel discussion with Stuart Cosgrove (writer and broadcaster), Maurice Smith (TVI Vision Ltd), Laura Slattery (The Irish Times) and Martyn McLaughlin (The Scotsman) at the Celtic Media Festival in the Eden Court, Inverness on Thursday 23rd April 2015.
Online Uprising: The Rise of New Media and Threat to the Mainstream
Last year’s independence referendum in Scotland saw an explosion of new media platforms, particularly in support of the Yes campaign. Websites such as Wings Over Scotland, Newsnet Scotland and Bella Caledonia drew vast amounts of readers, often dwarfing the numbers buying papers such as The Scotsman and The Herald, which had been around for over 100 years. Twitter and other social media became arguably a more effective means of disseminating information than the mainstream press and broadcasters. What can the "Old Guard" do to stay relevant?