Story Not Reported

The stories Reporting Scotland doesn’t want to cover

You’ll often find them pushed down the priority list, manipulated to remove key elements, or worse still ignored altogether.  They’re the stories that Reporting Scotland just doesn’t want to cover. On Tuesday just such a story broke when ...

The moment Scotland was silenced

Scottish MP's Refused Speaking Rights on Brexit - BBC Scotland don't report it There’s a lot of genuine news these days.  Trump and Brexit have ensured that.  The latter, thanks to the UK Supreme Court decision, has been a godsend in ...

Scottish Government’s alcohol abuse initiative honoured with European Award. Was that reported?

It was on the 23rd November 2016. I’ve just come across it and was surprised to see it. I can’t recall it being reported and certainly not broadcast proudly. I might have missed it but it would have been a big headline wouldn’t it? It was ...

‘Seismic shift in maternity services’ say midwives. ‘It’s not that good’ says Reporting Scotland

On 20th January, 2017, the midwives national body released exactly these words: ‘COMMUNITY MIDWIVES, RCM PRESS RELEASE, RCM SCOTLAND, SCOTLAND. BIRTHS, SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT NATIONAL MATERNITY REVIEW, WOMEN Today the Scottish Government ...

Balance … BBC Scotland style

What is balance in terms of political reporting?  Basically it is the presenting of both sides of an argument giving each equal time. But there’s another type of ‘balance’ and it’s one I’ve referred to for several years.  It’s the ...