We’re delighted that our June meeting will feature a guest appearance by branch member Christopher Silver, talking about his book Demanding Democracy: The Case for a Scottish Media, with a discussion chaired by Joyce McMillan.
Some reviews of the book:
“With a few notable exceptions, the Scottish mainstream media has not been able to rise to the challenge presented by the growing self-determination movement. When it isn’t hopelessly biased towards a status quo that will never thank it for its efforts, it is cowed, apologetic and sinking rapidly in its own irrelevance. It needs a radical overhaul. This book not only reiterates why this has to happen, but also shows us how it might come to pass.” Irvine Welsh
“The Scottish media landscape is a dismal one right now and Christopher Silver has made a valuable contribution to the debate on how to rebuild it.” Iain Macwhirter, commentator for the Herald and the Sunday Herald
“Journalists like to live in the present, but we don’t talk enough about what the Scottish media is, how it’s changed and what it could become. Christopher Silver’s book is the first comprehensive account of media in Scotland, and is essential reading if you are interested in the future of Scottish journalism.” Angela Haggerty, Editor Common Space
You can buy copies of the book here: http://www.word-power.co.uk/books/demanding-democracy-I9780992739287/
More from Christopher here: http://www.christophersilver.co.uk
As our regular meeting place is out of action for the Film Festival, we’ll be meeting at the Quaker Meeting House:
MONDAY 2O JUNE, 7PM
Quaker Meeting House
7 Victoria Terrace
Edinburgh EH1 2JL
Phone: 0131-225 4825
I look forward to seeing you there.