Newsnet.scot needs your help to continue delivering a first-class alternative news service for Scotland at a vital time.
The original site of its kind, Newsnet.scot recently merged with Bateman Broadcasting and has expanded its range of coverage to include News, Commentary, Podcasts, Video and Citizen Journalism.
Newsnet.scot was launched by volunteers back in 2010, and continues to be run on a voluntary basis. We must build our resources to improve and sustain our unique service.
We plan to cover the UK general election this May, the Scottish elections in 2016, and to provide a robust and sustainable alternative news and current affairs service all along the way. Scottish politics has changed.
The referendum is over and there continue to be serious issues to cover. Newsnet.scot is not aligned to any single political party: we remain committed to progressive politics and Home Rule for Scotland.
Our podcasts include long-form interviews, a format which is today rare in mainstream current affairs. We plan to add more video coverage too. Interviewees have ranged from Alex Salmond and Elaine C Smith, to best-selling author Peter May, Green activist Zara Kitson and the cultural historian and documentary maker Billy Kay.
We want to build on this record and bring a wider range of people into our podcasts. We’re also promoting “citizen journalism”, to include articles by activists, observers and others with something to say. Newsnet.scot continues to break stories, within limited resources.
These include a serious of reports about Treasury officials deliberately shedding their Civil Service neutrality to campaign against Scottish independence. Regular citizen contributors – including Professor John Robertson and G.A. Ponsonby – continue to monitor the media on behalf of the citizen.
Today we’re launching a financial appeal to our regular readers and supporters, to help us to sustain all this. You can donate here.
We need to build Newsnet.scot’s journalism further and continue to provide a unique Scottish voice. With your continued support, we’ll improve and expand Newsnet.scot and make it a news and current affairs service to be proud of. You can support us in two ways:
• By making regular (or one-off) donations of any amount
• By subscribing to Newsnet.scot, making weekly or monthly payments of whatever you can afford
Every donor and subscriber –including existing ones – will receive an exclusive Newsnet.scot welcome pack.
If you value independent journalism and commentary, please support us any way you can.
The Editorial Team at Newsnet.scot