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Back Issues: Event 1 Digest
The launch issue of a magazine tends to flaunt its novelty, but the much-delayed  start to this project was focused more on backstory. The network’s first meeting (24 February 2021) began with a short talk by Patrick Collier, developing the themes o (More)
Introducing the Scottish Magazines Network
Welcome! This introductory blog is really an expansion of the ‘About’ section, (More)
Mag Memories: John Herdman
John Herdman reflects on the social and political currents surging through Scottish magazines in the 1960s and 70s. This blog is a companion to our podcast interview with John (More)
Mag Memories: A Can of Worms and Chapman
Joy Hendry looks back on the long, storied and combative history of Chapman, 'Scotland's Quality Literary Magazine' More)
Some Scottish Magazine Sources
Inspired by Patrick Collier’s opening blog and talk, w (More)
Profile: Question Magazine
A key aim of the network is recovering lost or forgotten magazines. Ben Jackson revisits Question Magazine, 'the independent political review for Scotland' On 6 September 1 (More)
Digital PR and Politics: Part II
In my blog post entitled ‘Digital PR and Politics’ I discussed the way in which the internet and social media has ultimately changed how General Elections a (More)
Did Opinion Leaders Cause Brexit?
The two-step flow theory of communications suggests that the media’s influence on the behaviour of the public is limited by opinion leaders. These are members of society who initially consume media content, interpret it considering their own beliefs (More)
Collective Intelligence in the Post-truth Era
“None of us can know everything; each of us knows something; and we can put the pieces together if we pool our resources and combine our skills.” In a world dominated by post-truth politics, these words by Henry Jenkins in his book, Convergence Cu (More)
Digital PR and Politics
The internet has played an ever-increasing role in determining the outcome of a General Election. In 2010, it is estimated that only around 34 per cent of people in the UK were active on social media, compared to more than 65 per cent in 2020 (Sta (More)
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