TV bosses must act on findings of study that show indy coverage isn't the balanced affair it should be

JOAN examines work from academic Dr John Robertson and says it shows more needs to be done to ensure broadcasters stick to their obligation of holding truth to power - including Westminster.

DR John Robertson is a respected academic with a long track record of exposing bias in newspapers and television.

His work includes forensic examinations of how the media handles everything from people with autism, to the information blitz that is UK Budget day.

Now the Reader in Media Politics and his researchers have turned their expertise to coverage of the independence referendum.

Dr Robertson’s team at the University of the West of Scotland spent a year, to September 2013, studying the early evening news programmes of BBC Scotland and STV...

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