Rhiannon Davies (moderator), David Jamieson and Rachel Hamada

In an age of polarisation and ‘fake news’, what is the future of Scottish journalism? A panel discussion

Is traditional media dead? Does the maelstrom of information that we are continually bombarded with render it obsolete? With public trust in the media at an all-time low, how can people be convinced to invest in the future of news? Exploring these questions in a Scottish context, are journalists from Scotland’s traditional and new forms of media. Moderated by Rhiannon J Davies. Rhiannon works as a multimedia journalist for the independent online media outlet, CommonSpace, and also freelances for various international publications. She gets fired up about the impact of quality community journalism on local democracy and the role that constructive journalism can have in evoking social change.

David Jamieson is a journalist based in Glasgow. He writes news reports, feature articles, investigations and analysis on a range of Scottish and UK matters. His writing focuses on politics, social movements, history, economics and geopolitics.

Rachel Hamada is a journalist director of UK investigative journalism cooperative The Ferret, where she has also worked as head of engagement. She is also community organiser at the Bureau Local, across UK network of journalists, technologists and community-minded citizens that harnesses data and collaboration for the public good.

Her focus is on making journalism more responsive and democratic so that it meets public needs and so that it shines a light on the grassroots impact of political and corporate decision making.

Plus one more panellist TBC!