Scottish community radio journalistic skills assessment
  The objective of the project is to assess the needs of community radio volunteers in Scotland, so that they can assume a bigger role in local news provision. Previous research by the applicant has established that the majority of Community radio stations in Scotland - which are entirely run by volunteers - wish to dedicate more time in their programming to local news and current affairs, but lack the journalistic skills - in particular around news gathering and writing - as well as confidence around regulatory issues. The proposed study will establish in detail what the volunteers' needs are, which will lead to the next stage of the project - design and delivery of training courses to community radio volunteers.

  • Start Date:

    1 November 2021

  • End Date:

    31 March 2023

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Royal Society of Edinburgh

  • Value:


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