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GenreScottish politics, News program, current affairs
Running timeVaried: 30min Daily M–F (60min Wed)
Country of originScotland (United Kingdom)
Hosted byJack Foster
Carolyn Scott
James Devoy
Produced byJack Foster
Carolyn Scott
James Devoy
Recording studioEdinburgh
Original releaseFebruary 19, 2015 (2015-02-19) – October 15, 2015 (2015-10-15)
Audio formatStereophonic sound

NewsShaft was an online radio platform and news website, covering Scottish politics and current affairs. The service consisted of five regular programmes including a weekly Scottish politics magazine podcast ‘NewsShaft’, produced and operated by News Scotland CIC, a Community Interest Company. The programmes were funded through contributions from listeners and readers.[1] NewsShaft ceased broadcasting in October 2015, due to financial difficulties.[2]

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NewsShaft launched on February 19, 2015 under News Scotland CIC by journalists Jack Foster, James Devoy and Carolyn Scott as a single podcast,[3] which since expanded to incorporate a daily news website focused on Scottish politics. The weekly NewsShaft programme had an average of 9.3k listeners.[4]

On top of its regular programming, NewsShaft broadcast a special one off live programme covering the results of the 2015 general election, spanning 9 hours.[5]

In August 2015, NewsShaft expanded its service to 5 days a week[6] with a specialist Scottish Parliament programme, regular documentaries and a live phone-in, but the service was ultimately forced to close later in 2015 citing financial difficulties.[7]

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