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Scottish politics dissected from a left, pro-independence stance. Each week, award-winning broadcaster and journalist, Lesley Riddoch chews over the week’s news with former media lecturer and Dundee United fan, Pat Joyce. If you like intelligent, quirky chat about Scottish society and culture, and Scottish, UK and international politics analysed from a Scottish perspective; this podcast is for you.

Jul 31, 2009

Lesley’s guests on Riddoch Questions this week were: Charles McGhee, former editor of The Herald; Brian McNair, Professor of Journalism & Communication at the University of Strathclyde, and Pete Wishart, MP and the SNP’s culture and media spokesperson. They discussed the result of the Norwich North by-election – how much does the press shape public opinion on Labour?; swine flu – is unnecessary panic being whipped up by the media?; job cuts – there’s concern about a lack of journalists at Westminster reporting for Scottish newspapers; and the future for Scottish media in the age of Google and Twitter.